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This measure was '''withdrawn'''. Proponents conceeded they would not have enough time to gather the signatures required by the deadline.<ref>[http://blogout.justout.com/?p=199 JustOut.com: "REPEAL WATCH: Concerned Oregonians Admits Defeat On Repeal Initiatives", Blog Out--Repeal Watch, June 11, 2008]</ref>
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This measure was '''withdrawn'''. Proponents conceeded they would not have enough time to gather the signatures required by the deadline.<ref>[http://blogout.justout.com/?p=199 JustOut.com: "REPEAL WATCH: Concerned Oregonians Admits Defeat On Repeal Initiatives," Blog Out--Repeal Watch, June 11, 2008]</ref>
  
Proponents of the initiative took their case to court, saying that some signatures were unfairly thrown out.<ref>[http://www.statesmanjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080706/STATE/807060325/1042 StatesmanJournal.com: "Appeals court to revisit domestic partnership law", July 6, 2008]</ref>
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Proponents of the initiative took their case to court, saying that some signatures were unfairly thrown out.<ref>[http://www.statesmanjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080706/STATE/807060325/1042 StatesmanJournal.com: "Appeals court to revisit domestic partnership law," July 6, 2008]</ref>
As of August 14, 2008, that challenge was rejected in a federal appeals court.<ref>[http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/375113_oregay15.html Seattlepi.com: "Challenge to partnership law in Oregon rejected", August 14, 2008]</ref>
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As of August 14, 2008, that challenge was rejected in a federal appeals court.<ref>[http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/375113_oregay15.html Seattlepi.com: "Challenge to partnership law in Oregon rejected," August 14, 2008]</ref>
  
 
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==Opposition==
 
==Opposition==
'''Basic Rights Oregon'''<ref>[http://www.basicrights.org/?p=196 BasicRights.org: "Initiatives filed to repeal Oregon’s domestic partnership and anti-discrimination laws", Basic Rights Oregon, March 3, 2008]</ref> and '''JustOut.com'''<ref>[http://www.justout.com/pt/blog/default.aspx?id=1077&t=Waiting-on-the-OR-Secretary-of-States-o JustOut.com: "Waiting on the Oregon Secretary of State's office", ''Blog Out'', April 8, 2008]</ref>, a gay and lesbian community web site, oppose the initiative, citing it as "anti-gay."
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'''Basic Rights Oregon'''<ref>[http://www.basicrights.org/?p=196 BasicRights.org: "Initiatives filed to repeal Oregon’s domestic partnership and anti-discrimination laws," Basic Rights Oregon, March 3, 2008]</ref> and '''JustOut.com'''<ref>[http://www.justout.com/pt/blog/default.aspx?id=1077&t=Waiting-on-the-OR-Secretary-of-States-o JustOut.com: "Waiting on the Oregon Secretary of State's office," ''Blog Out'', April 8, 2008]</ref>, a gay and lesbian community web site, oppose the initiative, citing it as "anti-gay."
  
Basic Rights Oregon ('''BRO''') and the American Civil Liberties Union ('''ACLU''') filed comments on this initiative and [[Oregon Ballot Measure 145 (2008)]], which repeals the anti-discrimination law in [[Oregon]]. BRO and the ACLU have challenged the two prospective petitions to the Oregon Supreme Court.<ref>[http://www.portlandmercury.com/portland/Content?oid=764713&category=22101 PortlandMercury.com: "God Loves Fags. Oregon's Anti-Gay Initiative Effort on Verge of Failure", The Portland Mercury, May 2, 2008]</ref>
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Basic Rights Oregon ('''BRO''') and the American Civil Liberties Union ('''ACLU''') filed comments on this initiative and [[Oregon Ballot Measure 145 (2008)]], which repeals the anti-discrimination law in [[Oregon]]. BRO and the ACLU have challenged the two prospective petitions to the Oregon Supreme Court.<ref>[http://www.portlandmercury.com/portland/Content?oid=764713&category=22101 PortlandMercury.com: "God Loves Fags. Oregon's Anti-Gay Initiative Effort on Verge of Failure," The Portland Mercury, May 2, 2008]</ref>
  
 
Many citizens are up in arms over an initiative that they consider to be discriminatory and believe the current law is not doing any harm.
 
Many citizens are up in arms over an initiative that they consider to be discriminatory and believe the current law is not doing any harm.
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*[http://www.basicrights.org Basic Rights Oregon]
 
*[http://www.basicrights.org Basic Rights Oregon]
 
*[http://www.justout.com Just Out]
 
*[http://www.justout.com Just Out]
*[http://bridge-out.blogspot.com/2008/03/repealing-gay-rights-laws-alarming.html Argument in Opposition: "Repealing gay-rights? Alarming Outcomes!", Todd Simmons, March 25, 2008]
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*[http://bridge-out.blogspot.com/2008/03/repealing-gay-rights-laws-alarming.html Argument in Opposition: "Repealing gay-rights? Alarming Outcomes!," Todd Simmons, March 25, 2008]
 
*[http://www.sos.state.or.us/elections/irr/2008/144text.pdf Full Text of the initiative]
 
*[http://www.sos.state.or.us/elections/irr/2008/144text.pdf Full Text of the initiative]
 
*[http://samesexmarriage.typepad.com/weblog/2008/07/art-leonard-ore.html Marriage Equality News: "Art Leonard: Oregon Supreme Court rules on anti-gay ballot questions"]
 
*[http://samesexmarriage.typepad.com/weblog/2008/07/art-leonard-ore.html Marriage Equality News: "Art Leonard: Oregon Supreme Court rules on anti-gay ballot questions"]
*[http://www.statesmanjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080706/STATE/807060325/1042 StatesmanJournal.com: "Appeals court to revisit domestic partnership law", July 6, 2008]
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*[http://www.statesmanjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080706/STATE/807060325/1042 StatesmanJournal.com: "Appeals court to revisit domestic partnership law," July 6, 2008]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

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Oregon Ballot Measure 144 (2008) was an initiated state statute that would have repealed Oregon's 2007 domestic partnership law, also known as the Family Fairness Act, which grants certain benefits and rights to domestic partners that heterosexual married couples are also granted.

Status

This measure was withdrawn. Proponents conceeded they would not have enough time to gather the signatures required by the deadline.[1]

Proponents of the initiative took their case to court, saying that some signatures were unfairly thrown out.[2] As of August 14, 2008, that challenge was rejected in a federal appeals court.[3]

Ballot title

Retroactively Repeals Laws Granting State Privileges, Immunities, Rights, Benefits, Responsibilities Of Marriage To Domestic Partners[4]

Proponents

Senator Fred Girod and Representative Sal Esquivel.

Support

Former representative Marylin Shannon supports the issue, having filed a back-up initiative to repeal the Family Fairness Act if the first one was rejected.

Opposition

Basic Rights Oregon[5] and JustOut.com[6], a gay and lesbian community web site, oppose the initiative, citing it as "anti-gay."

Basic Rights Oregon (BRO) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed comments on this initiative and Oregon Ballot Measure 145 (2008), which repeals the anti-discrimination law in Oregon. BRO and the ACLU have challenged the two prospective petitions to the Oregon Supreme Court.[7]

Many citizens are up in arms over an initiative that they consider to be discriminatory and believe the current law is not doing any harm.

External links

References

See also