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Gay Marriage Amendment Won’t Make Ohio Fall Ballot

NATIONAL | Jun 20
A key organizer in the ballot effort to overturn Ohio’s gay marriage ban says a revised proposal lacks the required signatures to go before voters this fall.

Ohio Ballot Board OKs Gay Marriage Proposal

NATIONAL | Apr 22
Supporters of the latest version of a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at overturning Ohio’s gay marriage ban can now gather signatures to get the measure on the ballot.

Arkansas Group Submits Gay Marriage Proposal for 2016

POLITICS | Jul 10
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

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

Pennsylvania Voters Evenly Divided on Marriage Equality

POLITICS | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 2
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

HEALTH | By Adam Weintraub | Aug 24
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

FAMILY | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 18
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

HEALTH | By Shaya Tayefe Mohajer | Aug 17
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

NATIONAL | By Lisa Leff | Jul 28
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

POLITICS | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 8
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.

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