USA, Oregon: Marriage Equality Petition Drive Reaches Initial Goal

Written by scott on December 8th, 2013

Oregon Gay MarriageA signature drive in Oregon has reached the number needed to quality for the ballot – if all the signatures are valid.

On Top Magazine reports:

An Oregon petition drive to put the issue of gay marriage before voters next year has hit its goal of 116,284 signatures needed to qualify for the 2014 ballot. The group Oregon United for Marriage announced the milestone Saturday in an email to supporters. “It’s been just four months since we started gathering signatures on the Freedom to Marry and Religious Protection Initiative,” said Ryan Brown, the group’s field director. “Thanks to volunteer signature gatherers in every Oregon county, I have some amazing news to share: We have over 116,284 signatures in hand!”

The organizers still need to continue to work to get enough signatures to have a buffer for invalid signatures, and to keep the number of invalid and duplicate signatures low.

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