This collection comprises the planning, administrative, and fundraising records created from the "No on Knight" initiative
Photographs, audio-visual materials, and oversized items, such as banners and posters, are also included in this collection.
The Knight Initiative
or California's Proposition 22 (2000) sought to change the California definition of marriage by adding the phrase "Only a
marriage between a man
and a woman shall be valid or recognized." That proposal clearly outlawed same-sex marriages. The "No on Knight" initiative
campaign was promptly
organized by gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender political activists in an attempt to defeat Prop 22.
In late 1998, California State Senator Pete Knight (Republican - Elk Grove) announced a new Initiative, dubbed the ?Definition
of Marriage?, which sought to change California law by adding the phrase ?Only a marriage between a man and a woman shall
be valid or recognized.? This proposal clearly outlawed both same-sex marriage and the recognition of such marriages performed
in other jurisdictions.
8 cubic feet
18 boxes and 2 map folders
Copyright to unpublished manuscript materials has been transferred to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.
Collection open for research.