"On Friday afternoon, the former eBay CEO and Republican candidate for governor said that she would defend Proposition 8 if elected governor. The 2008 ballot initiative amended California's constitution to prohibit same-sex marriage in the state, declaring that "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California."
Proposition 8 prompted a heated and expensive political battle, with over $80 million spent in total by supporters and opponents of the initiative, as well as a flurry of celebrity activism. But with 52% of the vote, Prop 8 met California's simple majority requirement for ballot initiatives and became law, facing an inevitable legal battle in the court system. While it prevailed in the California Supreme Court, Prop 8 was overturned earlier this month by a Federal District Court."
W. E. Messamore,
Editor in Chief, THL
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