Even the Naming of Proposition 8 is Controversial
Friday, August 8, 2008
A Sacramento judge is set to rule today on what to name a controversial measure on the November ballot. Proposition 8 aims to ban same-sex marriage in California.
The initiative's supporters claim the title and summary written by Attorney General Jerry Brown are argumentative and could prejudice voters.
Jennifer Kerns with the "Yes on Eight" campaign says her organization wants to see more neutral language used:
Kerns: It's the Attorney General's job in the state of California to follow the election code which states every measure must receive an impartial description.
Opponents of Prop Eight say Brown's title is accurate because it reflects the State Supreme Court ruling legalizing same sex marriage. They say the "Yes on Eight" arguments in the ballot pamphlet about marriage education are inaccurate.