Elections

In exactly 3 months, these laws will change (or not)

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August 4, 2008

Election Day is three months from today. Despite the fact that one can hardly escape the relentless onslaught of horse race journalism about candidates, there is almost total radio silence about the laws that voters will adopt or reject on November 4. The big exception to that is the media attention being given to Prop […]

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What CA schools teach about marriage

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July 31, 2008

UPDATE: Prop 8 opponents have challenged this draft language in Sacramento Superior Court. The draft of the official ballot arguments from each side have just been made public for Prop 8 in California, the proposal that would take away the right of same-sex couples to marry.  You can read them here (scroll down to Prop […]

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Dollars flow to CA

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July 27, 2008

UPDATE: And more and more dollars … Money flows for, against gay-marriage measure – Political Blotter – Politics in the Bay Area and beyond By Josh Richman Big money kept changing hands this week for and against Proposition 8, the proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. Piedmont philanthropist and Obama fundraiser M. Quinn Delaney […]

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Showdown in SD

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July 20, 2008

Ruling Gives South Dakota Doctors a Script to Read – washingtonpost.com CHICAGO — In a victory for antiabortion forces, doctors in South Dakota are now required to tell a woman seeking an abortion that the procedure "will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique living human being." The U.S. Court of Appeals for the […]

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Polls and musings

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July 20, 2008

Almost simultaneously with the new Field poll showing Californians rejecting a state constitutional amendment to bar same-sex marriage, the Quinnipiac Polling Institute released a new national poll  on attitudes toward same-sex marriage. Not surprisingly, the results were less supportive of equal marriage rights overall, although with a few interesting specifics.  Quinnipiac asked a series of […]

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New Field poll shows Californians oppose Prop 8 by 9% margin

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July 18, 2008

A Field poll of likely voters released today shows that 51% of Californians intend to vote no on Proposition 8, a state constitutional amendment which would in essence reverse the California Supreme Court decision in In re Marriage Cases, 43 Cal.4th 757, 183 P.3d 384 (2008). The statewide survey completed this week shows a series […]

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