Religion on the ballot

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Religion on the ballot: This topic refers to ballot measures regarding religion and religious rights. Specifically, measures have included questions about the employment of chaplains at hospitals and health care facilities; the use of public dollars for religious funding.

Examples:

Ballot measures lists

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California

  1. California Proposition 10, Tax Exemptions for Church-Owned Property (October 1915)
  2. California Proposition 10, Tax Exemptions for Non-Profits Using Long-Term Leases (1962)
  3. California Proposition 16, Taxation of Religious Schools (1958)
  4. California Proposition 17, Bibles in Schools (1926)
  5. California Proposition 21, Tax Exemptions for Churches, Orphanages and Colleges (1938)
  6. California Proposition 4, Tax Exemptions for Religious, Hospital and Charitable Organizations (1944)
  7. California Proposition 6, Property Tax Exemption for Church Parking Lots (1956)
  8. California Proposition 8, Tax Exemption for Church Buildings Under Construction (1952)
  9. California Proposition 9, Tax Exemption for Church Properties Under Construction (1954)

Florida

  1. Florida Religious Freedom, Amendment 8 (2012)
  2. Florida School Prayer, Straw Poll 3 (March 1972)

Maryland

  1. Maryland Allow Jews to Hold Office, Amendment 4 (1824)
  2. Maryland Allow Quakers to Hold Office, Amendment 1 (1794)
  3. Maryland Allow Quakers to be Witnesses, Amendment 2 (1797)
  4. Maryland Freedom of Religion, Question 9 (1970)
  5. Maryland Prohibit Tax for Religion, Amendment 4 (1809)
  6. Maryland Religious Grants, Amendment 5 (1942)

Massachusetts

  1. Massachusetts Absentee Voting for Religious Reasons, Question 3 (1976)
  2. Massachusetts Prayer in Schools, Question 9 (1972)

Minnesota

  1. Minnesota Church Property Tax Exemption, Amendment 1 (1908)

Mississippi

  1. Mississippi "Confederate Heritage" Amendment (2016)

Missouri

  1. Missouri Property Rights of Religious Corporations Amendment, Issue 1 (February 1924)
  2. Missouri Public Prayer Amendment, Amendment 2 (August 2012)
  3. Missouri Tax Exemption for Religious Properties and Incomes, Issue 8 (1924)

North Dakota

  1. North Dakota Prohibiting School Teachers Religious Dress, Initiative 1 (1948)
  2. North Dakota Religious Freedom Amendment, Measure 3 (June 2012)

Oregon

  1. Oregon Public Money for Religious Institutions, Measure 4 (1972)

Texas

  1. Texas Judicial Restraint in Religious Doctrine Interpretation Amendment (2015)
  2. Texas “Protect Religious Freedom” Amendment (2015)

Vermont

  1. Vermont Joint School Maintenance by Towns Amendment, Article 41 (1954)

Virginia

  1. Virginia Amendment 5, Churches Allowed to Incorporate (1996)
  2. Virginia Ballot Question 2, Incorporation of Churches (2006)

Washington

  1. Washington Chaplains for State Penal and Reformatory Institutions, Amendment to Article I Sec. 11 (1904)
  2. Washington Public Employment of Chaplains, HJR 4200 (1993)
  3. Washington State Employed Chaplains, SJR 14 (1958)

Wisconsin

  1. Wisconsin School Release for Religious Instruction Amendment, Question 4 (April 1972)

2016

  1. Mississippi "Confederate Heritage" Amendment (2016)

2015

  1. Texas Judicial Restraint in Religious Doctrine Interpretation Amendment (2015)
  2. Texas “Protect Religious Freedom” Amendment (2015)

2012

  1. Florida Religious Freedom, Amendment 8 (2012)
  2. Missouri Public Prayer Amendment, Amendment 2 (August 2012)
  3. North Dakota Religious Freedom Amendment, Measure 3 (June 2012)

2006

  1. Virginia Ballot Question 2, Incorporation of Churches (2006)

1996

  1. Virginia Amendment 5, Churches Allowed to Incorporate (1996)

1993

  1. Washington Public Employment of Chaplains, HJR 4200 (1993)

1976

  1. Massachusetts Absentee Voting for Religious Reasons, Question 3 (1976)

1972

  1. Florida School Prayer, Straw Poll 3 (March 1972)
  2. Massachusetts Prayer in Schools, Question 9 (1972)
  3. Oregon Public Money for Religious Institutions, Measure 4 (1972)
  4. Wisconsin School Release for Religious Instruction Amendment, Question 4 (April 1972)

1970

  1. Maryland Freedom of Religion, Question 9 (1970)

1962

  1. California Proposition 10, Tax Exemptions for Non-Profits Using Long-Term Leases (1962)

1958

  1. California Proposition 16, Taxation of Religious Schools (1958)
  2. Washington State Employed Chaplains, SJR 14 (1958)

1956

  1. California Proposition 6, Property Tax Exemption for Church Parking Lots (1956)

1954

  1. California Proposition 9, Tax Exemption for Church Properties Under Construction (1954)
  2. Vermont Joint School Maintenance by Towns Amendment, Article 41 (1954)

1952

  1. California Proposition 8, Tax Exemption for Church Buildings Under Construction (1952)

1948

  1. North Dakota Prohibiting School Teachers Religious Dress, Initiative 1 (1948)

1944

  1. California Proposition 4, Tax Exemptions for Religious, Hospital and Charitable Organizations (1944)

1942

  1. Maryland Religious Grants, Amendment 5 (1942)

1938

  1. California Proposition 21, Tax Exemptions for Churches, Orphanages and Colleges (1938)

1926

  1. California Proposition 17, Bibles in Schools (1926)

1924

  1. Missouri Property Rights of Religious Corporations Amendment, Issue 1 (February 1924)
  2. Missouri Tax Exemption for Religious Properties and Incomes, Issue 8 (1924)

1915

  1. California Proposition 10, Tax Exemptions for Church-Owned Property (October 1915)

1908

  1. Minnesota Church Property Tax Exemption, Amendment 1 (1908)

1904

  1. Washington Chaplains for State Penal and Reformatory Institutions, Amendment to Article I Sec. 11 (1904)

Before 1900

  1. Maryland Allow Jews to Hold Office, Amendment 4 (1824)
  2. Maryland Prohibit Tax for Religion, Amendment 4 (1809)

Before 1800

  1. Maryland Allow Quakers to Hold Office, Amendment 1 (1794)
  2. Maryland Allow Quakers to be Witnesses, Amendment 2 (1797)

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