Oregon May Seek To Overturn Anti-Gay Marriage Ban On 2012 Ballot

After a two-year public education campaign, “Basic Rights Oregon’s board will soon make a decision on whether to put forward a ballot measure for the November 2012 election to overturn Oregon’s 2004 constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.” Fifty-seven percent of Oregon voters approved the amendment, which defines marriage “as the union of one man and one woman,” but recent polls have shown that 45 to 48 percent of Oregonians now support marriage equality.