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Amendment 8: Religious freedom

2:57 PM, Sep 20, 2012   |    comments
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Amendment 8 deals with religious freedom. It would remove the ban in Florida's Constitution preventing religious institutions from receiving taxpayer dollars. 

A "yes" vote on this amendment would remove Florida's Constitutional ban barring tax dollars from religious institutions, and replace it with a provision allowing such funding to go to religious organizations.

A "no" vote on this amendment means you want to keep the ban barring Florida tax dollars from religious institutions.

THE DETAILS

This page contains a summary of Amendment eight, which will be on the November ballot in Florida's Presidential General Election.

On the left hand side of this page you'll also find a link that allows you to download complete copies of each proposed initiative. This summary have been provided by the Florida Department of State Division of Elections.

BALLOT SUMMARY

Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution providing that no individual or entity may be denied, on the basis of religious identity or belief, governmental benefits, funding or other support, except as required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, and deleting the prohibition against using revenues from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution.

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