Today, three major human rights issues are being placed in the hands of the voters of Washington state, Kalamazoo, Michigan and Maine. In Washington State, voter’s are being asked to approve Referendum 71, which essentially gives same-sex couples all state (but not federal) rights provided to opposite-sex couples. It’s a “separate but equal” initiative, but will help our families tremendously in dealing with legal challenges and medical issues. Ballots are mail-in only, so it could be a while before we know the results.
In Kalamazoo, the voters are being asked whether or not an amendment to the current City Ordinance should take effect.