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Gay-Marriage Debate Takes New Twist in Oregon: Religious Exemption

posted on February 3, 2014

Edith Honan of Reuters reports that Oregon voters will face two questions on same-sex marriage at the ballot box this year: whether to allow gay couples to wed and whether businesses can refuse to participate in these weddings due to religious objections. “We wanted to make sure that, no matter which way marriage is defined in Oregon, that folks who hold a view based on their faith that marriage is between one man and one woman are not going to be discriminated against or be silenced for declining to participate in same-sex weddings,” said Teresa Harke of Friends of Religious Freedom, the group that proposed the exemption referendum.

Read at Reuters