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February 27, 2006

Perspective on Gay Civil Rights

The Seattle Times' Lornet Turnbull [Wow, is that a pen name? -Ed.] offers a nice historical perspective on efforts to both grant and restrict the civil rights of gay and lesbian people.  Turnbull covers the failed 1997 "Hands Off Washington" initiative effort, and gay civil rights fights in other states, and asks an important question: "Is it OK to put people's basic rights and protections on the ballot?  Or are rights more fundamental than that?"

It's nice to see some 10,000-foot level coverage of a hot-button issue.

Posted by Jon Stahl on February 27, 2006 at 08:48 PM in Ballot Initiatives | Permalink

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