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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:26 AM

Repeal of Florida's aid-to-religion ban defeated

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Repeal-of-Florida-s-aid-to-religion-ban-defeated-4015760.php

Published 4:44 a.m., Wednesday, November 7, 2012

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Voters have refused to repeal Florida's ban on public funding for churches and other religious organizations, including parochial schools.

The vote for Amendment 8 was 44 percent in favor with most ballots counted Tuesday. All proposed state constitutional amendments require 60 percent.

Besides the repeal, the amendment would have prohibited state and local governments from barring people from participating in public programs if they choose to receive those services through religious organizations.

Supporters said the amendment offered by the Republican-led Legislature would have advanced religious freedom. Opponents, including the state's teachers union, said it would have done the opposite.



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cbayer Nov 2012 OP
hollysmom Nov 2012 #1
cbayer Nov 2012 #2
hollysmom Nov 2012 #3
cbayer Nov 2012 #4
Lost-in-FL Nov 2012 #5
Lost-in-FL Nov 2012 #6
cbayer Nov 2012 #7

Response to cbayer (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:38 AM

1. good, hope everything failed.

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Response to hollysmom (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:43 AM

2. What's everything?

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Response to cbayer (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:23 AM

3. well, just going on what a friend told me,

she said that most of the proposals on the Florida ballot were about abortion and she wanted everyone to vote no on everything.

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Response to hollysmom (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 01:02 PM

5. Junk placed in the ballot to lure Conservatives...

to include redundant pro-military policies and anti-choice junk.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 01:12 PM

6. Redundancy... lots of it

I had two full ballots full of trash. The League of Women in FL said to pretty much vote NO on everything.

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Response to Lost-in-FL (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 01:24 PM

7. thanks for the explanation. Did not know about this.

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