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Ballot Initiatives
Marriage / Gay Rights
ISSUE WHAT IT DOES ADVOCATES OPPONENTS RESULTS
Arizona - Proposition 107 Bans same-sex marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships of any kind. Protect Marriage Arizona Arizona Together Rejected
Colorado - Amendment 43 Bans same-sex marriage. Colorado Family Action Issue Committee Coloradans for Fairness Issue Committee Approved
Colorado - Referendum 1 Allows same-sex civil unions. A caveat to Amendment 43; it is possible to vote no on Amendment 43 and yes on Referendum 1. Coloradans for Fairness Issue Committee Colorado Family Action Issue Committee Too close to call
Idaho - H.J.R. 2 Defines marriage as solely between a man and a woman. Bans same-sex marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships of any kind. Full text here. Marriage Protection Alliance Your Family, Friends and Neighbors Approved
South Carolina - Section 15 Bans same-sex marriage and civil unions. Full text.     Approved
South Dakota - Amendment C Defines marriage as solely between a man and a woman. Bans same-sex marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships of any kind. Full text here.   South Dakotans Against Discrimination Approved
Tennessee - Amendment 1 Defines marriage as solely between a man and a woman. Refuses to legally recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. Full text (PDF).     Approved
Virginia - Ballot Question 1 Defines marriage as solely between a man and a woman. Bans gay marriage, civil unions, or domestic partnerships of any kind. Full text (PDF).     Approved
Wisconsin - Ballot Question 1 Bans same-sex marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships of any kind. Vote Yes For Marriage Fair Wisconsin Approved
 
Abortion
ISSUE WHAT IT DOES ADVOCATES OPPONENTS RESULTS
California - Proposition 85 Requires pregnant women under 18 to obtain parental notification for an abortion. (Note: California voters rejected the same proposition last year.) Yes On 85 No On 85 Rejected
Oregon - Measure 43 Requires an unemancipated minor to give notice of her intention to get an abortion. Protect Our Teen Daughters No on 51 Rejected
South Dakota - Referred Law #6 Reinstates the previous abortion ban. Vote Yes For Life South Dakotans Against Discrimination Rejected
 
Drugs & Cigarettes
ISSUE WHAT IT DOES ADVOCATES OPPONENTS RESULTS
California - Proposition 86 Charges a 13-cent tax on each cigarette, which goes to hospitals, health insurance, and cancer research. Yes On Prop 86 No On 86 TBD
Nevada - Question 4 Makes it illegal to smoke on school grounds, at day-care centers, and at video arcades.     TBD
Nevada - Question 5 Clean Indoor Air Act. Bans smoking in most indoor public areas. Nevadans for Tobacco-Free Kids Smoke-Free Coalition TBD
Nevada - Question 7 Leaves marijuana regulation up to the state. Committee to Regulate and Control Marijuana Nevada Says No Rejected
Ohio - Issue 5 Bans smoking in all indoor workplaces. Smoke Free Ohio Smoke Less Ohio TBD
Ohio - Issue 4 Bans smoking only in some indoor workplaces. Smoke Less Ohio Smoke Free Ohio TBD
Colorado - Amendment 44 Makes it legal to possess less than one ounce of marijuana.     Rejected
 
Gambling
ISSUE WHAT IT DOES ADVOCATES OPPONENTS RESULTS
Arkansas - Amendment 1 Allows bingo and raffles, but only if sponsored by a nonprofit organization.     TBD
Nerbraska - Measure 421 Permits video keno machines.     TBD
Nebraska - Amendment 3 Allocates $1 million for compulsive gamblers.     TBD
Ohio - Issue 3 Allows slot machines, dedicating the revenue for college scholarships.     Rejected
Rhode Island - Question 1 Authorizes a privately run resort casino.     Rejected
South Dakota - Measure 7 Repeals video lottery.     TBD
 
Economic Justice / Poverty
ISSUE WHAT IT DOES ADVOCATES OPPONENTS RESULTS
Arizona - Proposition 202 Raise minimum wage to $6.50/hour. Arizona Minimum Wage Coalition No On 202 Approved
Colorado - Amendment 42 Raise minimum wage to $6.50/hour. Coloradans for a Fair Minimum Wage Respect Colorado's Constitution Approved
 
The Environment
ISSUE WHAT IT DOES ADVOCATES OPPONENTS RESULTS
Washington I-937 Requires utility companies to meet energy conservation targets and to use renewable energy sources. Washingtonians for Energy Security No On I-937 TBD
 
Stem Cells
ISSUE WHAT IT DOES ADVOCATES OPPONENTS RESULTS
Missouri - Constitutional Amendment 2 Repeals current state ban on stem-cell research and allows for federally funded stem-cell research. Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures Missourians Against Human Cloning Approved
 
Death Penalty
ISSUE WHAT IT DOES ADVOCATES OPPONENTS RESULTS
Wisconsin - Ballot Question 2 Legalizes the use of the death penalty.     TBD
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