Oregon gay rights group at forefront of repealing marriage ban

A pro-gay Oregon organization has launched a campaign to repeal the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Oregon’s largest pro-gay rights group, Basic Rights Oregon, has initiated a grassroots educational movement to begin repealing Ballot Measure 36, the state’s anti-gay  marriage amendment.

Basic Rights Oregon, the state's largest gay rights organization, is at the forefront of the movement to educate the public on marriage rights issues.
Basic Rights Oregon, the state's largest gay rights organization, is at the forefront of the movement to educate the public on marriage rights issues. Picture courtesy of advocate.com.

This campaign involves a major community outreach to promote open dialogues regarding marriage rights in a variety of forums to educate the public.

According to Evan Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry, “This is a concerted, smart effort to get people to talk to their friends, their neighbors, and their coworkers.”

The Oregonian stated that Basic Rights Oregon could potentially support a 2012 repeal of the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, which passed in 2004 with 57 percent of voter support.

Read the entire advocate.com article here.

-Zachary Culler

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