Gay Rights Initiatives
Compares the 1992 and 1994 campaigns in Colorado and Oregon. Discusses legal, religious, social, political, ethical, economic and labor issues separating pro- and anti-gay factions.
# 22371 | 4,725 words | 47 sources | 1995 |
Published on Mar 09, 2003 in Political Science (Lobbyists and Pressure Groups) , Political Science (U.S.) , Gender and Sexuality (Homosexuality)
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From the Paper:"GAY RIGHTS INITIATIVES: A COMPARISON CAMPAIGNS IN COLORADO AND OREGON
In November 1992, Colorado voters approved an initiative prohibiting the enactment of anti-discrimination laws covering homosexuals (Hill, 1993, pp. 26-28). The Colorado initiative has never been implemented because it has been tied up in court ever since the Colorado electorate voted to make it law. The Colorado State Supreme Court in October 1994 upheld a lower court ruling permanently enjoining the measure (Gallagher, 1994, p. 53). The significance of the success at the polls of the Colorado initiative, however, is not that the initiative has not become law. Rather, the significance of the initiative lies in the fact that its success at the polls provided encouragement to opponents in ..."
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