Oregon, USA: Marriage Equality Advocates Launch Ballot Initiative

Written by scott on February 17th, 2013

Portland SkylineLooks like Basic Rights Oregon finally thinks the time is ripe to take the next step – putting a marriage equality initiative before the voters. The group has been reticent to move ahead too soon, but all that has changed now that voters in three other states have passed similar legislation. The Advocate reports:

“We have worked tirelessly to build support for marriage equality in Oregon, to engage our community and our allies — and now it’s time to take the next step in winning the freedom to marry for all Oregonians,” said Basic Rights Oregon Executive Director Jeana Frazzini in a statement. “Today, we are inviting our partners and supporters to take this next step with us: To sign the sponsorship petition, and commit to uniting Oregon in support of the freedom to marry for all Oregonians.”

A recent poll showed 54% support marriage equality in the state.

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