Oregon gay marriage ban initiative qualifies for November ballot

An initiative that would ban gay marriage in Oregon will be on the November ballot, the secretary of state's office said Monday. The ballot title of Initiative 150 will read: "Amends constitution: Only marriage between one man and one woman is valid or legally recognized as marriage."

The proposed amendment required 100,840 valid signatures to get on the November 2 ballot. The secretary of state's office said the petitions contained 204,360 valid signatures, 84.77% of the 240,850 submitted. The deadline for signature certification is August 1.

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