Thursday, April 10, 2008

Basic Rights Oregon update

In case anyone was under the mistaken impression that all has been said and done, here is an update I received from BRO on the coming ballot measures and court cases.

Today, Oregon's Attorney General is expected to release a certified ballot title for Initiative Petition 145, which would overturn Oregon's law banning discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodation based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Yesterday, we received the certified ballot title for IP 144, the initiative to repeal Oregon's domestic partnership law. Last week, our opponents filed another ballot measure to overturn domestic partnership protections, just in case the State rejected their first attempt. And finally, our legal team is preparing to defend the domestic partnership law in the repeal of the Lemons v. Bradbury case, which goes before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this summer.
And here is the rest of it.


wep601 said...

Hey! Thank you for posting this update! Sometimes the "silence" makes one think that all has been said, but clearly... there is much being said to undermine our equality laws!

Diane J Standiford said...

Anti-equality Americans will not give up these attemps to repeal gay rights, they have tried numersous times in Washington State, and failed. They fought tooth and nail to take the Domestic Partnership ordinance to the voters and they were soundly defeated in the voting booth. Stay strong.