Current Issues

Presidential Executive Orders:

President Obama considers requiring nonprofit organizations to disclose their donors, which the GOP opposes


State Initiatives:

Religious Liberty:

Arizona affirms students’ and parents’ rights to religious expression

Indiana creates a voucher system that allows parents to send their children to religious schools

Sanctity of Life:

Arizona bans abortions based on race or sex of the baby

California mandates teaching "gay" history in schools

Florida passes bills to restrict abortions for minors and to require sonograms

Georgia attempts to curb sex trafficking

Indiana bans public funding for Planned Parenthood

Iowa’s Governor Declared April “Abortion Recovery Month”

Louisiana requires abortion providers to tell women about alternatives to abortion and to post signs stating women cannot be coerced into having an abortion, that the father must pay child support, that agencies are available to help them during and after pregnancy, and that parents seeking to adopt may be able to defray some of the costs of pregnancy.  

Kansas prevents abortions after first 21 weeks of pregnancy

Kansas to regulate abortion clinics

New Hampshire overrides governor veto to pass parental notification bill

North Carolina protects unborn children and their mothers from violent crimes

Oklahoma bans abortions after 20 weeks and health insurance plans that cover abortions

South Dakota mandates waiting 72 hours before an abortion

Texas requires sonograms before abortions

Virginia will regulate abortion clinics heightening the standards they must meet

Family:

Arizona passes bill giving adoption preference to married couples

California refuses to award its most valuable contracts to organizations that will not reward homosexual behavior by providing employees with domestic partners the same benefits as those with spouses

Connecticut passes transgender anti-discrimination bill

Delaware passes same sex civil union law

Hawaii legalizes same sex civil unions

Illinois approves civil unions

New York legalizes same sex marriage

Rhode Island legalizes same sex civil unions

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