June 10th, 2013 | by AARON MESH News | Posted In: Activism, Gay Rights, Politics

Advocate Says Oregon is Third Most Likely State to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage Next

Oregon listed as "sure thing" for same-sex marriage

     
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Oregon is the third most likely state in the nation to be next in legalizing same-sex marriage, according to odds posted by gay news magazine The Advocate.

With 12 states and the District of Columbia already having passed same-sex marriage, Oregon is seeking to become the 13th—gay-rights group Basic Rights Oregon is seeking a ballot initiative for 2014 overturning the state's same-sex marriage ban, passed in 2004.

The Advocate likes their chances. It ranks Oregon behind only California and Colorado in its rankings of "the remaining states in the order of likeliness to establish marriage rights for same-sex couples."

Oregon is just ahead of Hawaii, New Jersey and Nevada on the list.

WW reported last spring that Basic Rights Oregon decided not to place a same-sex marriage initiative on the November 2012 ballot after polling showed support for same-sex marriage statewide was between 46 and 49 percent.

“Our community was very clear at every town hall: ‘We want to do this once, and we want to be done with it,’” Jeana Frazzini, executive director of Basic Rights Oregon, told WW then.

Read The Advocate's analysis of Basic Rights Oregon's upcoming campaign here.

 
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