February 2nd, 2009 5:33 pm | by Dan Green News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Gay Rights

Happy Anniversary: Domestic Partnership Law To Turn One Year Old

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This Wednesday, Feb. 4 will be the one-year mark for the implementation of Oregon's domestic partnership law.

According to a press release from Basic Rights Oregon marking the moment, the milestone has given “2,600 Oregon couples… critical protections for their families, including the right to visit a partner in the hospital and to make critical medical decisions.”

In that release, BRO Executive Director Jeana Frazzini says, ““While these protections are important, they fall far short of marriage.”

Frazzini has said before that she's hoping to pass a statewide ballot measure in 2012 that would remove Measure 36 from the state Constitution, thus eliminating the limit on marriage in Oregon to a man and woman.
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