[Baptist Press News] 23 Oct 2008--t might seem odd at first, but supporters of a constitutional marriage amendment in Florida won't be happy if on Election Night their proposal receives only a simple majority of votes.
That's because a new law approved by voters in 2006 requires all constitutional amendments to get a super-majority of 60 percent of the votes in order to pass. If the proposal -- known as Amendment 2 -- gets only 59 percent, it fails.
It's a high hurdle, but one that Amendment 2 backers are cautiously optimistic they can reach. After all, they've overcome several obstacles just to get this far.