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Gay Marriage Amendment Won’t Make Ohio Fall Ballot

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

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

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

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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