Topics :: ballot initiatives

Arkansas Group Submits Gay Marriage Proposal for 2016

Wednesday Jul 10, 2013
The Arkansas Initiative for Marriage Equality on Tuesday asked Attorney General Dustin McDaniel to certify the proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize same-sex marriage.

Calif. Gov. Signs Bill to Prevent Circumcision Bans

Monday Oct 3, 2011
California’s governor has signed a bill that that will prevent local governments from banning male circumcision.

Pennsylvania Voters Evenly Divided on Marriage Equality

By Kilian Melloy | Friday Sep 2, 2011
A new poll shows that half of voters in Pennsylvania would support a constitutional amendment to create, rather than deny, marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples in that state.

Calif. Lawmakers Advance Law Preventing Circumcision Bans

By Adam Weintraub | Wednesday Aug 24, 2011
A California Senate committee unanimously approved a bill Tuesday to block local jurisdictions from banning male circumcision, a debate that evolved from a divisive ballot measure in San Francisco.

Marriage Equality Headed for the Ballot Box in Maine -- This Time Backed by Family Parity Advocates

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Aug 18, 2011
Voters in Maine will likely be weighing in once more on marriage equality in November, 2012, but this time it’s family parity advocates who are putting a measure on the ballot.

LA Voters May Decide Condoms in Porn Question

By Shaya Tayefe Mohajer | Wednesday Aug 17, 2011
If a health advocacy group gets enough petition signatures, Los Angeles residents could be asked to vote on whether porn producers must require performers to use condoms on shoots as a condition of getting a filming permit.

Circumcision Ban to be Stricken from SF Ballot

By Lisa Leff | Thursday Jul 28, 2011
A judge said Wednesday she intends to strike a ban on male circumcision from the city’s November ballot.

San Francisco Goes on Record Against Circumcision Ban

By Kilian Melloy | Friday Jul 8, 2011
Legal counsel for the city of San Francisco says that there’s no way for the proposed ban on male infant circumcision can answer both state law requirements and constitutional muster.

Circumcision Ban to Appear on San Francisco Ballot

By Robin Hindery | Thursday May 19, 2011
A proposal to ban the circumcision of male children in San Francisco has been cleared to appear on the November ballot, setting the stage for the nation’s first public vote on what has long been considered a private family matter.

Calif. climate law under assault in poor economy

By Samantha Young | Monday Apr 5, 2010
Four years ago, California earned accolades for adopting a law that would slash its greenhouse gas emissions and serve as a model for national climate change legislation.