Gay-marriage debate takes new twist in Oregon: religious exemption


(Reuters) - Oregon voters will likely face two questions about gay marriage when they go to the ballot this year: whether to become the 18th state to let same-sex couples wed, and whether the state should be the first to allow florists, cake makers and others to refuse to participate in these weddings on religious grounds.

The ballot initiatives set up what some activists have said is the next frontier in the marriage debate - as more states move to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples, those who object on religious grounds want a legal right to opt out.


I am very pessimistic over this based on the way things are going. So I’m guessing there will be no vote for religious freedom and rights. After all, this is not about being inclusive, its about forcing everyone to agree with it and go along with it. :rolleyes:


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