Town takes measure of its new values law
The Oregonian (Portland)
Jean DeYoung, Springfield Chamber of Commerce; Ed Harms, Springfield City Attorney; Bill Morrisette, Springfield Mayor; Loretta Neet, petitioner; Ralf Walters, Springfield City Council
The Oregon Citizens Alliance successfully sponsored the measure which amends the Springfield city charter, prohibiting city government from promoting or facilitating homosexuality. City officials and business representatives are trying to interpret the measure. Opponents fear that the measure will lead to censorship of reading materials and boycotts of local businesses. Voters in Corvallis defeated a similar measure, but a statewide measure is being promoted for the November general election ballot.
censorship, challenges, homosexuality