Oregon Government Must Discourage Homosexuality, Measure 9 (1992)

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Ballot Measure 9 was an ballot measure in Oregon in 1992.

The measure failed, with 638,527 votes in favor and 828,290 votes against.[1]

Measure 9 would have added the following text to the Oregon Constitution:

"All governments in Oregon may not use their monies or properties to promote, encourage or facilitate homosexuality, pedophilia, sadism or masochism. All levels of government, including public education systems, must assist in setting a standard for Oregon's youth which recognizes that these behaviors are abnormal, wrong, unnatural and perverse and they are to be discouraged and avoided.

1992 Election Results

Oregon Ballot Measure 9 (1992)
Yes or no Votes Percentage
Yes 638,527 43.5%
Defeatedd No 828,290 56.5%
Total votes 1,466,817 100% precincts


Ballot Title

Government Cannot Facilitate, Must Discourage Homosexuality, Other "Behaviors"

Film based on Oregon Measure 9

A film, "Ballot Measure 9" was created and released in 1995 that chronicled the story of the political campaign to defeat Measure 9.[2] The film was produced by Heather Lyn MacDonald and won an award from the Sundance Film Festival.[3],[4]

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