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'''Oregon Ballot Measure 145 (2008)''' was an [[initiated state statute]] that would have repealed [[Oregon]]'s 2007 anti-discrimination law. It did not make the [[Oregon 2008 ballot measures|November 7, 2008]] ballot.<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>
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'''Oregon Ballot Measure 145 (2008)''' was an [[initiated state statute]] that would have repealed [[Oregon]]'s 2007 anti-discrimination law. It did not make the [[Oregon 2008 ballot measures|November 7, 2008]] ballot.<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>
  
 
==Status==
 
==Status==
Proponents conceded they did 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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Proponents conceded they did 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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==Support==
 
==Support==
Former representative '''Marilyn Shannon''' was a leading contributor to the effort. She called the current law "''reverse'' discrimination" and maintained that "our rights were stolen from us" when the anti-discrimination law passed in 2007.<ref>[http://recoveringstraightgirl.com/index.php/2008/02/10/shame-on-them/ RecoveringStraightGirl.com "Shame on them", Blog archive, Feb 10th, 2008]</ref>
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Former representative '''Marilyn Shannon''' was a leading contributor to the effort. She called the current law "''reverse'' discrimination" and maintained that "our rights were stolen from us" when the anti-discrimination law passed in 2007.<ref>[http://recoveringstraightgirl.com/index.php/2008/02/10/shame-on-them/ RecoveringStraightGirl.com "Shame on them," Blog archive, Feb 10th, 2008]</ref>
  
 
==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, opposed 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, opposed 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 144 (2008)]], which would have repealed domestic partnerships in [[Oregon]]. BRO and the ACLU 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 144 (2008)]], which would have repealed domestic partnerships in [[Oregon]]. BRO and the ACLU 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>
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[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"]

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Oregon Ballot Measure 145 (2008) was an initiated state statute that would have repealed Oregon's 2007 anti-discrimination law. It did not make the November 7, 2008 ballot.[1]

Status

Proponents conceded they did not have enough time to gather the signatures required by the deadline.[2]

Ballot title

The official ballot title read at the time:

Removes Sexual Orientation From Statutes Listing Impermissible Discrimination Grounds; Deletes Other Sexual-Orientation-Related Provisions[3]

Proponents

Senator Gary George, Victor Vityukov, and Rep. Kim Thatcher

Support

Former representative Marilyn Shannon was a leading contributor to the effort. She called the current law "reverse discrimination" and maintained that "our rights were stolen from us" when the anti-discrimination law passed in 2007.[4]

Opposition

Basic Rights Oregon[5] and JustOut.com[6], a gay and lesbian community web site, opposed 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 144 (2008), which would have repealed domestic partnerships in Oregon. BRO and the ACLU challenged the two prospective petitions to the Oregon Supreme Court.[7]

External links

References

See also