25 years ago today - 2/26/1998

Andy Pugno writes letter to BYU Prof Lynn Wardle on State Senator Pete Knights letterhead asking Wardle to review the text for the proposed Prop 22 language. Specifically, Pugno asks if its better to use "one man and one woman" or "a man and a woman" and also asks, "Is there a better way to draft the text of this initiative, considering California's long history of recognizing any marriage legally contracted elsewhere (even if it would have been invalid if performed in this state)? The current proposed language is very short and to the point because, our voter research shows, voters are more supportive if the text is very brief and doesn't leave much to doubt."

Church gives $500,000 to the Alaska Family Coalition, formed to ban gay marriage in Alaska. Total donations for the gay marriage ban that year were $600,000.

[Mormons for Marriage: A Prop 8 Timeline, http://mormonsformarriage.com/?page_id=68]

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