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2/4/2008 5:18:01 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Florida: The Florida Marriage Amendment Will Be On the 2008 Ballot!

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February 4, 2008

Florida: The Florida Marriage Amendment Will Be On the 2008 Ballot!

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Good news! The Florida Marriage Amendment was officially certified
for the November 4, 2008 ballot. The Florida Division of Elections
officially counted 649,346 petitions.

Thanks to your hard work, we were able to make up for the shortfall of
22,000 petitions.

This amendment defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
This will prohibit both same-sex marriage and polygamy.

The effort to certify the marriage amendment for the ballot has been a
long and hard one. Matt Staver of Liberty Counsel successfully
defeated a challenge of the marriage amendment language before the
state Supreme Court in January 2006. Just a few weeks ago, the
Florida Division of Elections threw out 22,000 petitions that had been
collected so that the number of petitions was insufficient.

Nonetheless, you and a coalition of family groups throughout the state
were able to work together and collect more than enough signatures for
the Florida Marriage Amendment be on the ballot on November 4.

Now your last effort is to urge your friends and neighbors to vote on
Election Day for the marriage amendment. Florida law requires that
the ballot passed by us at least 60% of the vote.

Thank you once again for taking time to make a difference!

Sincerely,

Chris Klicka
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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