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'No on 2' group highlights domestic partners



Amend2This mailer spreads the same message that popped up in the last weeks of the Arizona 2004 ballot initiative to ban gay marriage, which failed that year.

However, passing Amendment 2 would not automatically prevent "Wayne" from staying with "Helene" while she waits for breast cancer surgery, as the ad suggests. It would be up to a court to decide whether hospital visitation rights for domestic partners, which some Florida municipalities grant, would be impacted by the passage of a constitutional amendment, which limits marriage and its "substantial equivalent" to a man and woman.

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 4:40pm]


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