Register Now

Site Navigation

gay news News

gay directory Directory

gay travel Travel

gay weddings Weddings

gay real estate Real Estate

gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender people People

free gay personals Personals

gay careers Careers

email Gayapolis Email Us

Gayapolis Home Page Home



Oregon Marriage Equality Opponents' Attempt to Rewrite Marriage Equality Initiative Title Rejected
As they have in several other states, marriage equality opponents are trying to re-write the ballot title for a marriage equality initiative. Oregon Live reports:

The attorney general's office on Friday announced its final wording on a ballot title -- and it rejected the legal argument from an attorney for the Oregon Family Council that the title should reflect the notion that the initiative would require every governmental agency in Oregon to issue marriage licenses... Jeff Payne, an assistant attorney general, said in a letter to the state Elections Division that the argument made by opponents is questionable. And even if it turns out to be correct, "requiring officials other than county clerks to issue marriage licenses is a secondary effect of the measure, not its subject" and should thereby not be in the ballot title, he wrote.

If signature gathering is successful, the measure would go to the ballot in November of 2014. Basic Rights Oregon, the initiative's sponsor, has until July to collect 116K signatures. 
Click Here to Return to the Gayapolis News Section

Published on:  April 7, 2013

Most Recent Articles on

Gay Democratic PA State Rep. Brian Sim to Run for Congress - October 6, 2015
Northern Ireland Police Investigating Bombing of Transgender Woman's Home - October 6, 2015
Missouri High School Students Gather to Combat Westboro Baptist Church - October 6, 2015
Parliament Will Hear Case for Recognition of Gender Beyond Male/Female in UK - October 6, 2015
Marriage Equality Round-Up - October 6th - October 6, 2015
Joe Biden at HRC Dinner Says Republican Presidential Candidates are Homophobes - October 5, 2015
Sam Smith's New James Bond Theme Song is Released - October 5, 2015
University of Alabama Preparing to Meet the Needs of Transgender Students - October 5, 2015
Last Remaining Gun Store in San Francisco Closing Down - October 5, 2015
Joe Biden Says He Supports Transgender People in the Military - October 5, 2015

Sign up for free daily news updates from Gayapolis






Home - News - Directory - Travel - Weddings - Real-Estate - People - Careers - My Account - Log Out
Linking to Gayapolis - Web Site Services - About Gayapolis - Contact Us - Advertising Information - Usage/Privacy Policy
Purple Roofs Travel Directory - Purple Unions Wedding Directory - Gay Realty Network - Mi Casa Su Casa Home Trade - Mongoose On The Loose Web Design
Contents ©2000-2008 Gayapolis, Inc.