Oregon Protect Religious Freedom Initiative (2014)

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An Oregon Protect Religious Freedom Initiative did not make the November 4, 2014 statewide ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute. The measure would have protected the religious freedoms of people and businesses who do not believe in same-sex marriage from participating in such ceremonies.[1][2]

On May 9, 2014, proponents stopped their initiative campaign due to an unfavorable court ruling on the initiative's title.[3]

Text of measure

Ballot title

The official ballot title issued for the initiative is available here.

Full text

The full text of the legislation proposed by this initiative is available here.


The initiative was proposed by Friends of Religious Freedom.[4]

Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing the initiative process in Oregon

Supporters needed to collect 87,213 valid signatures by July 3, 2013 in order to land the initiative on the ballot. The chief petitioners for this initiative were Teresa Harke and Sherrie Sprenger.[5]

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