USA, Oregon: State Supreme Court Rejects Marriage Equality Initiative Ballot Title Challenge

Written by scott on June 22nd, 2013

Oregon Gay MarriageOregon gay marriage opponents challenged the title of the upcoming initiative to bring marriage equality to the state, but the Supreme Court refused to hear the case. On Top Magazine reports:

The attorney general’s office in April announced its final wording on a ballot title, rejecting a proposal by the Oregon Family Council, a Christian conservative group opposed to marriage equality, stating that the wording of the title should reflect that the measure would require all state agencies to issue marriage licenses. The group appealed to the Oregon Supreme Court. “That’s a standard technique used by opponents to slow down signature gathering,” Jeff Maples of The Oregonian wrote. With that legal hurdle cleared, Oregon United for Marriage, the coalition of groups working to put the measure on next year’s ballot, can begin gathering the 116,284 valid signatures needed to qualify.

If all goes well, Oregon will vote on the measure in November 2014. The last poll, in May, showed support at 49%.

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