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  •  I just found out Oregon is still debating a (4+ / 0-)
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    BachFan, bananapouch1, Matt Z, commonmass

    similar bill. Ugh.

    "Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change." Muhammad Ali

    by blueoregon on Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 10:21:19 AM PST

    •  Ballot initiative? (2+ / 0-)
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      blueoregon, commonmass

      In case gay marriage gets enacted that way?

      •  Don't know. KINK FM interviewed (1+ / 0-)
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        commonmass

        a spokesman this morning from Basic Rights Oregon and he didn't specify the initiative. They just talked about how there was something floating around that was similar to AZ bill.

        "Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change." Muhammad Ali

        by blueoregon on Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 03:04:04 PM PST

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    •  Mapes, Oregonian: Is Arizona's anti-gay rights (1+ / 0-)
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      bill a model for Oregon ballot measure?

      Just how closely does a proposed Oregon ballot initiative that would allow individuals and businesses to skip serving same-sex weddings resemble the nationally watched Arizona bill that raised many of the same issues?

      Leaders of the gay-marriage campaign in Oregon said in a fundraising email Thursday that their opponents are pushing an "Arizona-style bill onto the ballot" that would have some of the same discriminatory impacts.

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      Backers of the Oregon campaign to allow a religious exemption to serving same-sex weddings and commitment ceremonies say they've written a much narrower measure that would not open the door to discrimination.

      "This initiative is entirely different from Arizona's legislation," said Shawn Lindsay, a former legislator from Hillsboro who is now general counsel for Friends of Religious Freedom.

      I can't help it. I love the state of Texas. It's a harmless perversion. - Molly Ivins

      by rsmpdx on Fri Feb 28, 2014 at 11:15:42 AM PST

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