Secretary of State Debra Bowen today announced that the proponent of a
new initiative may begin collecting petition signatures for his measure.
The Attorney General prepares the legal title and summary that is required to appear on initiative
petitions. When the official language is complete, the Attorney General forwards it to the
proponent and to the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State then provides calendar deadlines
to the proponent and to county elections officials, and the initiative may be circulated for
signatures. The Attorney General’s official title and summary for the first measure is as follows:
ELIMINATES THE LAW ALLOWING MARRIED COUPLES TO
DIVORCE. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Changes
the California Constitution to eliminate the ability of married couples to get
divorced in California. Preserves the ability of married couples to seek an
annulment. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance
of fiscal impact on state and local government: Savings to the state of up to
hundreds of millions of dollars annually for support of the court system due to the
elimination of divorce proceedings. (09-0026.)
Hehe. I can't wait for the teabaggers to jump for joy for this one. After all, they hate government... Except when it's being our moral authority and telling us how to live our lives. And since they care so much about the "sanctity of marriage", they can really keep it sacred by getting rid of divorce!
Oh wait, Republicans are still hypocrites? I guess this means we won't get this in Nevada any time soon?
Oh well, at least we can laugh about the "giving zygotes personhood" initiative... ;-)