The Secretary of State recently changed the word in the anti-gay ballot measure proposition 8 to accurately reflect the fact that it would actually remove a right from many Californians.
The language was changed from “to provide that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California” to the more accurate “eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry.”
“Jennifer Kerns, spokeswoman for the Protect Marriage coalition, called the new language ‘inherently argumentative’ and said it could ‘prejudice voters against the initiative.’
It’s likely the bigots are scared that the bill might not pass if people don’t realize what they’re voting for.
“Political analysts on both sides suggest that the language change will make passage of the initiative more difficult, noting that voters might be more reluctant to pass a measure that makes clear it is taking away existing rights.”