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  •  Oregon (1+ / 0-)
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    MAORCA

    Word is yet another anti-gay ballot measure may be appearing this year as well. :/

    •  Shitty. Any idea about specifics? (1+ / 0-)
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      wishingwell

      I haven't heard about this yet.

      •  From the Merc (1+ / 0-)
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        dirtdawg

        State Senator Fred Girod (R-Stayton) and State Representative Sal Esquivel (R-Medford) filed the proposed initiative on Friday, February 29. If it makes it on the ballot and passes, the measure would repeal the domestic partnership law, and make it clear that "same-sex relationships, civil unions, or domestic partnerships do not grant to an individual the privileges, immunities, rights, and benefits granted by law through marriage to individuals." The measure would also apply retroactively to all domestic partnerships, according to the initiative text.

        Petitions should start going out around the end of the month.

        •  Paradox possibility? (1+ / 0-)
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          MAORCA

          Totally just my impression, so correct me if I'm off....but I get a sense of Oregon as the kind of state where that sort of jerk move could actually backfire on the Goopers.

          Especially something worded, if that indeed is the language above, that seeks to enshrine "not only separate, but emphatically unequal" as law.

          •  Oregon (4+ / 0-)
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            dburbach, pmukh, dirtdawg, MAORCA

            People typically think only of Portland (and/or Eugene) when they think of Oregon. It's a lot like Idaho once you get out of the cities. I remember back in the early-90's there was a town (either Springfield or Roseburg) that all but instituted a "No Gays On The Street After Dark" law that got quite a bit of attention.

            Oregon's reputation means we get a lot of young western liberals moving here from Montana and Idaho and Wyoming, so we're steadily moving left, but it can still be pretty grim once you get outside the city limits.

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