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Oregon Criminality of "Obscene" Materials and Prostitution, Measure 13 (1974)

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The Oregon Criminality of "Obscene" Materials and Prostitution Act, also known as Measure 13, was on the November 5, 1974 ballot in Oregon as a veto referendum, where it was approved, thus upholding the legislation. The measure criminalized the distribution or exhibition of “obscene” material, the conduction of live sex shows in public places or clubs and redefined the crime of prostitution to not only prohibit engaging in sexual intercourse for a fee, but also any physical touching for the purpose of sexual gratification.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 13 (1974)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 393,743 52.73%
No352,95847.27%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

13. OBSCENITY AND SEXUAL CONDUCT BILL - Purpose: This measure makes it a crime to distribute or exhibit "obscene" materials to adults or to conduct live sex shows in public places or clubs. Defines "obscene." Also redefines the crime of prostitution to not only prohibit engaging in sexual intercourse for a fee, but also any physical touching for the purpose of arousing or gratifying sexual desire, and to prohibit paying for either.

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