SJR 33 Constitution equality extended to pro-choice & marriage

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee
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This bill proposes amendment to Oregon Constitution to enumerate examples of rights, the denial or abridgement of which would violate existing constitutional guarantee of equality of rights. Makes conforming change to repeal constitutional policy of marriage being between one man and one woman. Refers proposed amendment to people for their approval or rejection at special election held on same date as next regular general election.

“Notably, if passed at the ballot, this legislation will also enshrine a person’s right to marry who they love and repeal Oregon’s ban on same gender marriage from the state constitution”.

Added to the constitution under Equality of rights:  including but not limited to denial or abridgement of equal rights by any law, policy or action that discriminates, in intent or effect, based on:
(a) Pregnancy, pregnancy outcomes or related health decisions;
(b) Gender identity or related health decisions;
(c) Sexual orientation; or
(d) Gender.

(2) The Legislative Assembly shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this section.

Two makes it even more agregious to go after religions and any group they “feel” hate or dislike from.

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