Topics :: anti-gay ballot initiatives

Tutu Urges Uganda’s Museveni Against Anti-Gay Bill

By Ray Faure | Sunday Feb 23, 2014
South Africa’s retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Sunday made an impassioned plea to Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni not to sign into law a harsh Anti-Homosexuality Bill that calls for a life sentence for some same-sex relations.

Suit Filed Over Trans Student Law

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Friday Dec 27, 2013
Anti-gay activists are suing state officials over a new state law designed to protect transgender students.

Researchers: Marriage Bans Cause Psychological Harm

By Sergio N. Candido | Saturday May 25, 2013
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health are awaiting the Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage cases this June for scientific reasons - they want to study the psychological impact (whether positive or negative) of the outcome.

On Minn. Gay Marriage Vote, Seniors a Tough Crowd

By Patrick Condon | Monday Oct 29, 2012
Minnesota is one of four states with gay marriage on the November ballot, and gay rights supporters hope to win over some senior citizens, who vote in high numbers and have been a key factor in the decisions in the other states, like California.

Anti-Marriage Equality Ballot Measure OK’ed for Maryland

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Jul 12, 2012
A anti-gay marriage group in Maryland was successful in collecting enough signatures to put the state’s gay marriage law on the November ballot, which means voters will ultimatly decide the issue.

Md. Gay Marriage Foes Submit Repeal Effort Signatures

Wednesday May 30, 2012
Opponents of Maryland’s same-sex marriage law have delivered more than twice the number of signatures needed to put a referendum on the law on November’s ballot.

Wash. Releases Names on Anti-Equality Petition

By Mike Baker | Tuesday Oct 18, 2011
Washington state officials on Monday released copies of signature petitions that forced a vote on a 2009 domestic partnership law, disclosing the names of signers after a judge rejected arguments that supporters could be harassed.

Gay Equality Group Nixes CA Marriage Fight for Now

Thursday Oct 6, 2011
California’s largest gay rights group has decided against trying to have the state’s voter-approved ban on same-sex unions overturned next year.

No Home In North Carolina: LGBT Group Warns "We Will No Longer Accept Hate Crimes at Ballot Box"

Wednesday Sep 14, 2011
GetEQUAL responded to yesterday’s vote by the North Carolina State Senate to send a homophobic state constitutional amendment to the voters in May 2012, by issuing lawmakers and leaders a blunt warning: "We will no longer accept state-sponsored hatred."

North Carolina Lawmakers Approve Revised Anti-Gay Measure

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Sep 13, 2011
The North Carolina Senate on Tuesday, Sept. 13, approved an anti-gay ballot initiative that would not only place legal marriage out of reach for gay and lesbian families, but deny them domestic partnerships and civil unions as well.