USA, Oregon: 58% Support Marriage Equality

Written by scott on May 8th, 2014

titleA proposed ballot initiative to amend the state constitution for marriage equality enjoys strong support, a new poll says:

The Washington Post reports:

Oregon voters are poised to legalize same-sex marriage by amending the state Constitution for the second time in a decade, according to a new survey released this week. The poll, conducted by Portland-based DHM Research, shows 58 percent of Oregon voters would back changing the state Constitution to allow marriage between homosexual couples. That’s a sea change from 2004, when Oregon voters passed a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman by a 57 percent to 43 percent margin. That year, only two counties — Multnomah, home of Portland, and Benton, home of Corvallis and Oregon State University — voted against the ban.

We’re waiting now for the May 14th hearing where the judge will consider NOM’s request to intervene – will the judge rule in favor of marriage equality? And if not, will it be in time for the ballot initiative to go ahead?

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