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The effects of marriage referendums and what to do about them

| Sunday, October 7, 2012
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This November, four states (Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington) have marriage definition questions on their ballots. Within the LGBT community and society at large, we often think of the effects of these elections in terms of whether or not marriage equality will expand to another state, or whether yet another state will ingrain discrimination into its constitution. What we don’t consider — but we ought to — is the toll that these referendums can take on LGB people during the election season itself.

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‘Stop SB 48’ coalition admits failure in bid to overturn California FAIR Education Act

| Monday, July 16, 2012
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SACRAMENTO – Anti-gay groups on Monday night said they have failed to gather enough signatures to force a November referendum to nix the FAIR Education Act (SB 48), California’s law that requires public schools to integrate age-appropriate and factual information about historical roles of LGBT people, people with disabilities and people of color into existing social science instruction.

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Iowa gay marriage foes seek constitutional ban at the ballot box

| Sunday, December 27, 2009
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Gay marriage opponents are organizing efforts in Iowa to pressure lawmakers into taking action on a constitutional ban of gay marriage. The Iowa family policy council group ACTION is planning a rally at the state house on January 12 when Democratic Gov. Chet Culver delivers...

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