2008 The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO Ã¢â‚¬â€ CaliforniaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Secretary of State says an initiative that would again outlaw gay marriage in the state has qualified for the November ballot.
Debra Bowen says a random check of signatures submitted by the measureÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s sponsors showed that they had gathered enough for it to be put to voters.
The measure would amend the state constitution to define marriage as a union Ã¢â‚¬Å“between a man and a woman.Ã¢â‚¬Â
It would overturn the recent California Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in the state if it is approved by a majority of voters on Nov. 4.
California public health officials already have amended marriage license applications and told local officials to start issuing them to same-sex couples on June 17.