Oregon voters are hoping the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will uphold their efforts to protect natural marriage.
When pro-family activists began collecting petition signatures for a ballot initiative to repeal Oregon's domestic partnership law, they had no idea how their opponents would keep the issue from appearing on the 2008 general election ballot. Craig Myers with the group Concerned Oregonians says several county clerks simply invalidated perfectly legal signatures. "And in the case of Marion County and Jackson County, we brought eight people in. If five of those had been validated, then we would have been on the ballot for 2008," Myers explains.