Campaigns in Nevada, Florida and Michigan are working to defeat anti-Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) measures scheduled to appear on ballots this fall. Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is working with state and local activists to ensure that voters are aware of the issues threatening the GLBT community in their area.

In Nevada, voters will decide in a final vote on a state constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. Equal Rights Nevada is running the campaign against this measure and can be reached at www.equalrightsnevada.org or 702-650-9141.

In Florida, a campaign is working to preserve Miami-Dade County’s ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. The 3-year-old amendment that extends basic civil and human rights protections will be challenged in a Sept. 10 referendum. Save Dade, the local campaign working against the anti-gay referendum, can be reached at www.savedade.com or 305-751-SAVE (7283).

In Michigan, the Ypsilanti Campaign for Equality is working against an attempt to repeal a local ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation. Contact the campaign at 734-480-3988 or www.ycfe.org.

Statewide groups in Oregon and Maine are also gearing up for campaigns. Anti-gay activists in both states are collecting signatures in attempts to place measures on state or local ballots. For more information, contact Basic Rights Oregon at www.basicrights.org – the Maine Lesbian and Gay Political Alliance at mlgpa@javanet.com.


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