USA, Oregon: First Ad Released to Fight Anti Gay Ballot Measure

Written by scott on May 3rd, 2014

Kathleen SaadatOregon United for Marriage released their first ad to fight a pending “religious freedom” ballot initiative.

The Advocate reports:

Similar in tone and scope to Arizona’s vetoed “license to discriminate” bill and other “religious freedom” protection laws recently enacted in Mississippi and Tennessee, Oregon’s Initiative Petition 52 specifically mentions same-sex marriages and civil unions, whereas laws in other states only alluded to the target audience that would be discriminated against. The bill would essentially create a broad, categorical exemption to the state’s existing nondiscrimination law, which prohibits discrimination in public accommodations on the basis of sexual orientation, gender, and a number of other characteristics…

[OUFM] came out swinging today with its first TV ad, slated to air across the state in opposition to the “license to discriminate” initiative. Featuring renowned civil rights activist Kathleen Saadat, the 30-second spot compares Oregon’s Initiative Petition 52 to Jim Crow laws that enforced racial segregation and similarly racist policies that allowed employers to hire only white people, placing infamous signs reading “Whites Only.”

Hopefully they won’t be able to gather enough signatures to get it on te ballot in the first place.

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1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Wyocowboy says:

    I don’t believe what the baker says. He wants to be martyr.

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