Update on the Campaign for Same-Sex Marriage Rights in Oregon

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The latest step in Basic Rights Oregon's effort to bring marriage rights to same-sex couples in Oregon will become visible next week with a statewide TV ad campaign and a direct mailing to households in the Portland metro area.BRO executive director Jeana Frazzini told WW in an interview earlier this week that the TV ads would run for three weeks throughout Oregon and that they are similar to earlier ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 HANK STERN

More Favorable National Poll Trends for Same-Sex Marriage

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 Next weekend there will be a "Politics of Love"  celebration in Portland to mark the seventh anniversary of when same-sex marriages enjoyed a brief window of legal approval in Multnomah County.And people attending the March 25-27 events presented by the First Unitarian Church will have some fresh news to celebrate. A new Washington Post-ABC News national poll shows a narrow majority supporting ...   More
 
Friday, March 18, 2011 HANK STERN

Obama Administration Stops Justice Department From Defending Federal Gay Marriage Ban

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 Remember when U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) said a couple years ago that his 1996 vote for the federal Defense of Marriage Act was the worst vote of his congressional career?Turns out the Obama administration now thinks lawmakers like Blumenauer were on to something when they realized the federal act (better known as DOMA) against same-sex marriage rights was a bad idea. The administration ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 HANK STERN

Barbara Bush (The Younger Version) Endorses Same-Sex Marriage Rights

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If and when supporters of same-sex marriage rights in Oregon bring a measure to the state ballot, they might consider enlisting Barbara Bush for the campaign.Not the former First Lady Barbara Bush who's married to former President George H.W. Bush. The ex-First Lady's granddaughter, as in the Barbara Bush who's the daughter of ex-President George W. Bush. The younger Barbara Bush is in this video below ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 HANK STERN

The State of Same Sex Marriage Outside Oregon

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While supporters of same-sex marriage in Oregon tell their stories in hopes of getting a future measure on the state ballot, their counterparts elsewhere are fighting their own battles to achieve the same goal of marriage rights.There's a move by backers of same-sex marriage in Maryland's legislature to make the state the seventh to provide gay and lesbian couples with full marriage rights.And on the ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 HANK STERN

Vermont OK's Same-Sex Marriage. Where's Oregon?


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What's missing from the following sentence? Vermont today became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage, joining Iowa, Connecticut and Massachusetts. If you answered that Oregon is missing from that illustrious list, be sure to pick up Wednesday's WW and find out what backers of gay marriage in our state are planning to correct that state of affairs. And if you didn't answer Oregon, ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 HANK STERN

New Location For Evan Wolfson's Speech Tonight


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Tonight's kickoff of Basic Rights Oregon's campaign to get Measure 36 overturned by state voters in 2012 has a new location. The kickoff event featuring Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson has been moved to PSU's Smith Memorial Student Union in the Vanport Room (#338) at 6 pm. Based on what Wolfson told WW in this week's paper, it should be a worthwhile event. UPDATE: I forgot to include in ...   More
 
Monday, November 2, 2009 HANK STERN

Argentina OK's Same-Sex Marriage


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Here's a piece of positive news for Basic Rights Oregon to talk about on Oregonians' doorsteps as its supporters push for marriage rights: Argentina has become the first Latin American country to OK same-sex marriage. If you're a gay or lesbian couple in Oregon who doesn't want to wait until 2012 in hopes of getting married here, here are other places around the globe — and in the United ...   More
 
Thursday, July 15, 2010 HANK STERN

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