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Right-wing plan to overturn California transgender student rights bill will most likely fail

A California coalition of anti-LGBT groups is seeing its hopes dashed in the fight to repeal a rights bill for transgender students. According to the Washington Blade, the so-called Privacy for All Students Coalition initiative claims it has collected the required number of signatures to force a ballot initiative, but…

Nevada judge rewrites ‘misleading’ personhood ballot initiative

A Nevada state judge on Monday rewrote a fetal personhood ballot measure after ruling it was misleading because the measure did not explain the full extent it would have on Nevada law. The ballot measure, proposed by the Nevada Prolife Coalition, seeks to add an amendment to Nevada’s constitution that…

Reproductive rights and the power of the secret ballot

Going into the polls yesterday, there was strong reason to worry that Misssippi voters would vote to amend their constitution to declare fertilized eggs to be "persons". After all, a slight majority of voters favored the ballot initiative going in. And the people who strongly favorited it, basically white Republicans, are…

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