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…the official Web site for the California Marriage Protection Act.
Fight to Preserve Marriage Gains Strength as California Marriage Protection Act Hires Top Communications Director (7/10/08)
Sacramento --- The proponents of Yes on Proposition 8, the California Marriage Protection Act, and ProtectMarriage.com announced today the hiring of public relations professional Jennifer Kerns as Communications Director for the statewide ballot initiative.
Kerns, the owner of K Street Communications, recently served as Senior Press Secretary for California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner. She also served as Communications Director for his election campaign, helping Poizner successfully win the endorsements of all 37 major newspapers in California in his landslide election over sitting Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante.
She previously served as an Assistant Secretary of State and Spokeswoman in the office of Secretary of State Bruce McPherson, where she represented the State on Elections issues, crisis communications, voting system integrity, Special Elections, the 2005 Iraq elections, and more. Kerns has also successfully served various Congressional and Mayoral candidates throughout California, as well as members of the California State Legislature.
"Jennifer is a valuable asset to the Yes on Proposition 8 team, whose experience with high-profile media efforts will be instrumental in the campaign to protect marriage,” said Jeff Flint, Co-Campaign Manager for the Initiative. “Her skills as an aggressive communicator, combined with her track record with the press, will be a tremendous addition to the team.”
Kerns can be reached at (916) 420-2888 or Jennifer@ProtectMarriage.com.
McCain Announces Support for California Protection of Marriage initiative (6/26/08)
United States Senator John McCain today announced his support for the California Protection of Marriage initiative on the state’s November ballot, leaders of the ProtectMarriage.com campaign announced. In an email received by the ProtectMarriage.com campaign, Senator McCain issued the following statement:
“I support the efforts of the people of California to recognize marriage as a unique institution between a man and a woman, just as we did in my home state of Arizona. I do not believe judges should be making these decisions.” Read more
ProtectMarriage calls for measured response to licensing of same-sex marriages (6/16/08)
Starting Monday at 5:01 pm, several California counties began issuing same-sex “marriage” certificates. This follows the order of the four Supreme Court judges striking down Proposition 22, which the voters overwhelming approved just a few years ago to reaffirm marriage as only between a man and a woman.
Yet, this debate is not over. Thankfully, the Protection of Marriage Amendment will appear on this November’s ballot. The campaign of the next few months will be our opportunity to remind Californians why the unique role of traditional marriage in society is worth protecting. Read more.
California Marriage Amendment Qualifies for November Ballot – The People Will Decide (6/2/08)
“The response from the people of this state has been unprecedented in support of marriage’s legacy, by responding with an all-out volunteer signature campaign,” said Ron Prentice, CEO of the California Family Council and Chairman of the ProtectMarriage.com coalition sponsoring the amendment. “We’re so grateful to the over 1.1 million voters who signed the marriage petition in time for the November election. Passing this amendment is the only way for the people to override the four supreme court judges who want to re-define marriage for our entire society.”Read more.
California Decision Will Radically Change Society by Dennis Prager
Americans seem mesmerized by the word "change." And, by golly, they sure got it last week from the California Supreme Court. It is difficult to imagine a single social change greater than redefining marriage from opposite sex to include members of the same sex. (read more)
California High Court Overrules People – Legalizes Gay “Marriage”
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As over 1.1 million signatures are being validated for the qualification of constitutional marriage amendment for the November 2008 ballot, the California Supreme Court today overturned Proposition 22, the initiative passed in 2000 by more than 61% of California’s voters. The Court declared a right to “same-sex marriage” in direct opposition to the definition of marriage as only between a man and a woman, established by Proposition 22.
In the majority decision authored by Chief Justice Ronald George, he wrote “an individual’s sexual orientation — like a person’s race or gender — does not constitute a legitimate basis upon which to deny or withhold legal rights.”
“The Court’s rationale for its decision should prompt outrage from the majority of California’s citizens,” said Ron Prentice, chairman of the ProtectMarriage.com coalition. “The will of the people has been completely undermined by four individuals. In November, the people will have an opportunity to overrule the Court’s decision by passing a constitutional amendment – and California’s voters must respond by voting,” concluded Prentice.
A constitutional amendment is the only way to stop the courts from overturning the will of the voters on this issue. If the governor truly supports the will of the voters, he would back the amendment. Perhaps he'll come to realize that we are just protecting the current definition of marriage.
This Web site has many important and useful features for you:
- Check out the Resources page for numerous tools and articles.
- There is also the FAQ page, which will answer many of your questions about the marriage amendment. The Why It’s Needed page provides a chronology of what has taken place over the past several years to get us to this point!