Campaign Underway To Get Same-Sex Marriage Measure on 2014 Ballot

By Jim McCoy Wed 26th June NewsBasic Rights OregonMeasure 36same sex marriage
Supporters of same-sex marriage in Oregon say U.S. Supreme Court decisions Wednesday set up a campaign aimed at overturning the state's restrictions. Oregon voters outlawed same-sex marriage in 2004 in an initiated constitutional amendment known as Measure 36. Jeana Frazzini, leader of Basic Rights Oregon, has organized a campaign to get a measure on the ballot next year to reverse the ban. She says Oregon could be the only state with such a measure in 2014 - putting the state in the spotlight. Gov. John Kitzhaber issued a statement calling the decisions "a proud moment for the nation" and saying they emphasize what he called "the urgency of extending the freedom to marry to all our citizens." Backers of Measure 36 from the Oregon Family Council didn't have immediate comment.

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