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Sunday, June 20, 2004

Repeal campaign expands
Gay-rights effort aims to identify 63,001 voters
By Gregory Korte
Enquirer staff writer

If only gay-rights supporters could talk to every voter in Cincinnati, they're sure they can persuade them to repeal the 1993 charter amendment that forbids a gay-rights ordinance.

And so they aim to do just that.

In the most sophisticated grassroots political campaign in the city's history, the Campaign to Repeal Article XII hopes to identify - by name, address and phone number - every one of the 63,001 votes they figure they'll need to strike the provision from Cincinnati's charter. It's the only constitution in the country - federal, state or city - which expressly forbids its legislative authority from passing a gay-rights law.

So far, they're at 13,500 voters, not including the 255 added to the list Saturday.


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