Same-Sex Marriage Ballot Measure Petition Approved in California

A ballot measure initiative to reinstate same-sex marriage in California has received the go-ahead from Secretary of State Debra Bowen:

"Charles Lowe, the author of the amendment that calls for marriage equality, must collect 694,354 signatures from registered voters for the measure to make the ballot…Lowe has 150 days to circulate petitions for the measure, which means his deadline is Aug. 17. It is the second initiative proposed that repeals the ban on same-sex marriage to enter circulation in California.On
March 10, Bowen announced that a measure replacing the term 'marriage'
with 'domestic partnership' throughout California law, but preserve the
rights provided in marriage had entered circulation

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