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Florida Marriage Protection Amendment

Article I, New Section

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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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  Contact: John Stemberger, Chairperson
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Statewide total needed for judicial and financial impact review: 61,113 
Statewide total needed to make ballot position: 611,009 
Statewide total currently valid: 650,003*
Congressional district totals needed for judicial and economic reviews and ballot placement, with currently valid signatures: View by District by County
*Statewide and congressional district totals for ballot position are NOT OFFICAL until an initiative petition is certified to have made ballot. Once an initiative petition is certified for ballot position, total currently valid may exceed the official totals at time of certification. For status on ballot position, see Status Table below.
Two signature thresholds must first be met for ballot position: 1) statewide total [8 percent of the votes cast in the last presidential election], and 2) Congressional District signature totals in at least 14 of Florida's 27 Congressional Districts [8 percent of the votes cast in each Congressional District in the last presidential election]. See section 3, Article XI, Fla. Const., section 100.371, Fla. Stat.
A Congressional District may consist of one or more counties and a county may be part of more than one congressional district. To find out the signature threshold required in each Congressional District for review and ballot position, the current number of verified signatures in each Congressional District by county, and how many Congressional Districts may have met or exceeded signature thresholds, click the link above titled "View by District by County".

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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