Economic benefits of marriage under federal and Oregon law

Because Oregon same-sex couples are not able to legally marry, they are barred from rights heterosexual couples have had for years.

Same-sex marriage initiatives and lesbian, gay and bisexual voters in the 2006 elections

This analysis of election returns and data from the National Election Pool exit poll finds that same-sex marriage ballot initiatives did not help Republican Senate candidates in 2006. Support for same-sex marriage bans has fallen especially dramatically in states where people identifying themselves as born-again or evangelical Christians make up an identifiable minority of residents.


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