The anti-gay organization Defense of Family and Marriage Again has failed in its effort to repeal the recently passed Oregon domestic partnership law. The so-called "pro-family" group fell 116 signatures short of the 55,179 signatures required to place the dp law on the ballot for a popular vote.
On January 1 Oregon will join eight other states and the District of Columbia in providing rights and responsibilities to same-sex couples. Massachusetts remains the only state to allow marriages between same-sex couples.
Basic Rights Oregon, a statewide advocacy group, led the fight to oppose placing the dp law on the ballot and reminds us that all is still not safe and sound for LGBT Oregonians.