Thursday, August 7, 2008
What's at stake in November: ballot initiatives
At her blog hunter of justice, the inestimable Nan Hunter has compiled a list of ballot initiatives that would change laws relating to gender and sexuality. The list includes nine states and ranges from initiatives to repeal local antidiscrimination laws in Maryland and Michigan; to bans on marriage, abortion, and adoption by unmarried couples; to a Colorado initiative to endow fertilized eggs with all the legal rights of persons. It's not just in California that ballot measures could make a big difference this year.