Oregon Group Campaigns to bring Same-Sex Marriage to 2014 Ballot
PORTLAND, Ore. - Supporters of same-sex marriage in Oregon say the U.S. Supreme Court decisions Wednesday have set up a campaign to overturn the state's restrictions.
Oregon voters outlawed same-sex marriage in 2004 in an initiated constitutional amendment known as Measure 36.
Now, the group Basic Rights Oregon, has organized a campaign to get a measure on the ballot next year to reverse the ban. The group's director says Oregon could be the only state with such a measure in 2014.
Gov. John Kitzhaber said Wednesday morning the US Supreme Court decisions were "a proud moment for the nation." He says they emphasize what he calls "the urgency of extending the freedom to marry to all our citizens."