Posts Tagged ‘Referenda on gay marriage’

Prognosis for marriage ballot measures: even split?

October 30, 2012

A new analysis of 98 public opinion polls on gay marriage since 2004 shows a nation-wide increase in support from 30 to 46 per cent.  Like presidential polls, though, the most interesting numbers come from battleground states, of which there are four this year: Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington. The analysis – by Professor Greg Lewis […]

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Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice facing right-wing attack

October 10, 2012

Two years ago, voters in Iowa tossed out three justices of the state’s supreme court, after anti-equality forces mobilized anger against that court’s unanimous decision to require equal access to marriage. This year, Chief Justice David Wiggins is facing a retention vote, and supporters of the Varnum decision are trying to prevent a repeat of […]

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Marriage, marriage everywhere

June 5, 2012

  It’s going to be quite a year for gay marriage. The Ninth Circuit has denied the petition for rehearing of the February decision in which a three-judge panel ruled that Prop 8 violated the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Following on the heels of the First Circuit decision in the DoMA case, […]

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Same-sex marriage in Oregon: Not there yet

November 10, 2011

Basic Rights Oregon ran two state-wide TV ad campaigns, conducted an online survey, did door-to-door canvassing, and concluded that there isn't enough popular support for legalizing gay marriage to justify the risk of putting the question on the 2012 ballot. Sounds to me like a smart process produced a smart decision. Advocates in other states […]

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