Engagement & Proposal 7

Requesting to one page documents that cite only from the reading provided. 500 words Word format.

Part 1: individual engagement

Consider the Chapter 13 discussion of California Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage. Also consider the case of Utah, where the legislature banned same-sex marriage. Should such controversial questions be placed on the ballot for citizens to vote on, or should they be decided instead by state legislators?

Part 2 –Policy Proposal

Consider one or more major policy challenges pertaining to one of the following: (topic to discussed after intial payment). What are the advantages and disadvantages of incremental policy change with these large, complicated issues? Similarly, what are the major advantages and disadvantages of pursuing policy change that is more far-reaching in nature? How can policy analysis inform the decision-making process in an atmosphere of political conflict?