Florida Marriage Protection Amendment
05-10

Reference:
Article I, New Section

Summary:
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This amendment protects marriage as the legal union of only one man and one woman as husband and wife and provides that no other legal union that is treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent thereof shall be valid or recognized.

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Sponsor:
Florida4Marriage.org
4853 South Orange Avenue
Suite C
Orlando, FL 32806-0000
(407) 251-1957
  Contact: John Stemberger, Chairperson
4853 South Orange Avenue
Suite C
Orlando, FL 32806-0000

Signatures: **Verified Totals are UNOFFICIAL until the Initiative receives certification and a ballot number.
 Required for review by Attorney General: 61,113 
 Required to have initiative on the ballot: 611,009 
 ** Number currently valid: 650,003 
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Status: Passed
Approval Date: 02/09/2005 
Undue Burden: 03/16/2005 
Made Review: 08/22/2005 
Attorney General: 08/24/2005 
Sent to Supreme Court: 09/02/2005 
Supreme Court Ruling: Constitutional :  Ballot title and summary meet the legal requirements of article XI, section 3 of the Florida Constitution & section 101.161(1), F.S. (2005).  
SC Ruling Date: 03/23/2006 
Made Ballot: 02/01/2008 
Ballot Number: 2  
Election Date: 11/04/2008 
 Votes For: 4,890,883   
 Votes Against: 3,008,026   




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