Will Oregon Voters Enact Marriage Equality?
BY Neal Broverman
August 15 2011 2:55 PM ET
Basic Rights Oregon, the state's largest LGBT rights group, has plans to overturn Oregon's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage — and wants it done at the polls.
The group is planning an education campaign so Oregon's electorate sees the light on marriage equality. A formal signature-gathering campaign will begin in October so that the issue makes it to the November 2012 ballot, the Statesman Journal reports.
Marriage licenses for same-sex couples were briefly issued by Multnomah County in 2004 before voters passed a constitutional ban on marriage equality. The licenses that were given out were later ruled invalid by the state Supreme Court. The state began allowing domestic partnerships in 2008.
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