Two Oregon state
senators have filed an initiative to repeal the state's
domestic-partnership law. The supporters of the repeal have
until July 3 to collect 83,000 signatures in order to
place a measure on the November 2008 ballot asking
voters if they want to overturn the law, which went
into effect just last month, according to gay rights group
Basic Rights Oregon.
was filed February 29 by Republicans Fred Girod and Sal
Esquivel. Two groups who attempted to force a referendum on
the law in 2007 are under investigation by the state
for violating campaign finance laws.
said all along that they would file again," Basic
Rights Oregon's executive director, Jeana Frazzini,
said in a press release. "While I'm not
surprised that an initiative to repeal the law's been
filed, I'm shocked that this effort has been spearheaded by
legislators whose duty is to protect
Oregonians." (The Advocate)
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