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Stories with subject: Constitutional amendments
  • Oklahoma lawmakers file constitutional measure for monument 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 7:07 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - A group of Oklahoma lawmakers has filed a constitutional amendment to remove language from the state constitution that the Supreme Court says prohibits a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the state Capitol.

  • Wins, setbacks mark the path to nationwide same-sex marriage story has photos
    Updated: Jul-06-15 1:05 pm

    WASHINGTON - In 2004, when Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry, President George W. Bush declared support for a constitutional amendment "to protect the institution of marriage." Voters in 13 states changed their constitutions to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. In most of those states, the vote wasn't even close.

  • Idaho's gay marriage ban remains in state constitution 
    Updated: Jul-05-15 5:35 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - Same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states, but nestled in the Idaho Constitution remains the provision that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman.

  • Analysis: Arkansas court punts on gay marriage issue 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 2:49 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - By punting a same-sex marriage case that sat before it for more than seven months, members of the Arkansas Supreme Court left unresolved a serious question about how sacrosanct a voter-approved constitutional amendment really is.

  • Ten Commandments decision prompts conservative outcry story has photos
    Updated: Jul-04-15 2:25 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Supreme Court's decision to order a Ten Commandments monument removed from the state Capitol grounds has so angered conservatives in the Legislature that some Republicans are calling for justices to be impeached, while others want to amend the Bill of Rights in the 108-year-old state constitution.

  • US Senator pushes amendment to shift power back to states 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 4:22 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi has introduced a constitutional amendment to redistribute power from the federal government to the states.

  • Ohio elections chief gets text of anti-monopoly measure 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 5:49 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The text of a hastily passed proposal to ban monopolies and cartels in Ohio's constitution has been delivered to the state elections chief for placement on the November ballot.

  • Florida AG Bondi wants solar initiative struck from ballot 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 3:29 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Attorney General Pam Bondi's office is asking the Florida Supreme Court to not allow a proposed constitutional amendment to promote solar energy on next year's ballot.

  • Kentucky editorial roundup 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 2:35 pm

    Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers:

  • Missouri Supreme Court keeps farming, gun rights measures 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 8:38 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld two constitutional amendments guaranteeing the right to farm and the right to bear arms, but also said voters could go to court to challenge the summaries of ballot issues even after they've been approved by voters.

  • Unenforceable gay marriage ban stays in state Constitution 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 5:15 pm

    HELENA, Montana - When the Supreme Court struck down gay marriage bans nationwide last week, it torpedoed a provision of the Montana Constitution that defined marriage as between a man and a woman.

  • Democrats want to remove marriage definition in constitution 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 4:05 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Democrats on Monday called for the elimination of nullified language in the state's constitution that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.

  • GOP WH hopefuls deride gay marriage ruling story has photos
    Updated: Jun-28-15 12:04 am

    DENVER - Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee told conservatives Saturday that the Supreme Court tried to "unwrite the laws of nature and the laws of nature's God" when it legalized gay marriage across the nation.

  • Marriage licenses issued in Kentucky to same-sex couples story has photos
    Updated: Jun-26-15 8:12 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Timothy Love was at the head of the line Friday with his same-sex partner of 35 years to obtain the marriage license he fought for in the courts.

  • Historic gay marriage ruling stirs emotion across US story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-26-15 8:11 pm

    Some snapshots of Americans reacting to Friday's Supreme Court ruling declaring that same-sex couples have a right to marry in all 50 states.

  • Ruling came long after gay marriage began in North Carolina 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 4:10 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states doesn't change what's been happening in North Carolina, since federal judges last October overturned the state's constitutional amendment that limited marriage to a man and a woman.

  • Walker calls gay marriage ruling a 'grave mistake' 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 2:56 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is expected to launch a run for president within weeks, on Friday called the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide a "grave mistake" and renewed his call for an amendment to the Constitution allowing states to determine who can marry.

  • The Latest: Arkansas lawmaker seeks amendment on marriage 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 2:22 pm

    The Latest on the impact of Supreme Court's gay-marriage ruling in Arkansas: (All times Central)

  • Myanmar's parliament blocks changes to constitution story has photos
    Updated: Jun-25-15 5:30 pm

    YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's parliament voted against several constitutional amendments Thursday, ensuring that the military's veto power remains intact and that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi cannot become president in an election this year.

  • Delaware Senate rejects amendment expanding bail denial 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 6:49 pm

    DOVER, Delaware - The state Senate dealt a resounding defeat Tuesday to a proposed constitutional amendment allowing bail to be denied for defendants charged with non-capital crimes.

  • Suu Kyi warns instability could delay Myanmar elections 
    Updated: Jun-20-15 5:07 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi told her party's senior members Saturday that this year's general election could be delayed if there is any instability in the country.

  • Lawmakers consider citizen privacy 
    Updated: Jun-18-15 5:16 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A legislative panel is considering adding both privacy and open-government protections to the Wyoming Constitution.

  • Ohio elections chief flags voter forms from marijuana group 
    Updated: Jun-17-15 5:38 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Voter registrations collected by a marijuana legalization campaign are to be closely scrutinized for potential fraud under orders the state's elections chief delivered Wednesday.

  • Senate considers measure to allow electing attorney general 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 3:02 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey lawmakers are proposing a constitutional amendment that would provide for the direct election of the state's attorney general.

  • Democrats propose Proposition 13 overhaul for businesses 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 3:38 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - Two Democratic California lawmakers are pushing a longshot overhaul of voter-approved limits on commercial property taxes.