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By Tyler Brandt (originally published here)

I've been out to my family and friends since I was in the 5th grade. I'm not ashamed of being gay, and I don't hide who I am from anyone.

After school ended last semester, I wanted to find a summer job for the usual teenage reasons: spending money for clothes, a cell phone, going out with friends, and maybe even save up a little too. I applied for a crew member position at the Taco John's in my town Yankton, South Dakota in early June, interviewed the next day, and started working the night shift the day after that.

Measure 1 would amend our state constitution to read The inalienable right to life of every human being at any stage of development must be recognized and protected.

Measure 1 is not a statement of belief. It is a permanent change to our state constitution. When you take a moment to think about it, you will see Measure 1 has real consequences. It's poorly written and the unclear language leaves it open to interpretation leading to more government intrusion into our personal lives. It would have serious unintended consequences if passed.

Government should not be interfering in our personal decisions. Pledge to vote NO on Constitutional Amendment Measure 1.
Make sure you're registered. Find your polling place and the hours it's open. Check if your ID meets all requirements to vote. Find out if you can vote early or by mail. And more!
Several organizations that address domestic violence, womens and childrens advocacy, civil rights and family law have formed a coalition to educate voters about the negative consequences of Measure 6 that will appear on the November ballot that amends North Dakotas laws on child custody and visitation rights.

The shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., is a grim reminder that there are two kinds of policing in America today: one to serve and protect the white community and one to criminalize and control the black community.

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