Alternative title: Where’s Your God Now?
The AP reports that social conservatives and church groups have thrown in the towel in their attempt to get two initiatives on the 2008 ballot; the initiatives, if passed, would have repealed two gay rights statutes enacted by the Oregon Legislature in 2007. The first statute allowed for same-sex couples to enter into domestic partnerships, while the second barred discrimination in the workplace due to sexual orientation.
Of course, opponents of the two statutes now say they will work towards getting the repeal measures on the 2010 ballot. Good plan, guys! I mean, if you can’t muster enough outrage at the “homosexual agenda” now, it makes perfect sense to try again in two years when people care even less. On the other hand, I’m pleased to see social conservatives expending their time and money on fruitless endeavors.