Topic | Oregon ballot measure 9

That Was Then, This Is Now: No on 9, No on Trump

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Way back in the way back, in 1992, an evangelical right wing group called the Oregon Citizens’ Alliance (OCA)¬†circulated a petition called the Abnormal Behaviors Initiative. That initiative proposed to amend the Oregon constitution to ban civil rights protections for LGBTQ people while also labeling us “abnormal, wrong, unnatural, and perverse.” The initiative language¬†lumped LGBTQ […]

How Transformation Became Reformation: The Religious Right and the Rest of Us

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The fight for same sex marriage rights has surfaced deep political divisions within the LGBT movement. On one side of the divide, marriage advocates say that winning marriage inclusion is just a step in a larger civil rights struggle. Meanwhile, marriage critics remind us that the movement that began with the Stonewall rebellion was a […]

North Carolina Amendment 1: Racism In Homophobe’s Clothing

Much has been written about Amendment 1, the referendum to change the North Carolina State Constitution to deny official recognition of domestic unions other than legal marriage between a man and a woman. The amendment was approved by 60% of North Carolina voters yesterday. The passage of Amendment 1 is a serious defeat for pro-LGBT […]