The Alliance Defense Fund (www.telladf.org) argued the case in Portland’s Federal Court Building
ADF attorneys filed a lawsuit on behalf of several Oregonians after the Secretary of State and clerks’ offices in 12 different counties invalidated their petition signatures for a referendum that would allow voters to decide the “civil unions” issue (www.telladf.org/news/story.aspx?cid=4317). Many of the citizens sought, in person, to have their signatures revalidated since no legitimate reason existed to refuse to recognize them.
THE FOLLOWING IS FROM RESTORE AMERICA:
December 28, 2007
U.S. District Judge Michael Mossman, after hearing oral arguments by Alliance Defense Fund attorney Austin Nimocks, and state attorneys, granted the requested temporary restraining order preventing HB 2007 from becoming law on January 1, 2008.