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Gay Rights Repeal

Petitions seek another vote in Cincinnati on gay rights.

Gay rights supporters in Cincinnati submitted petitions containing 14-thousand signatures yesterday seeking a vote on repeal of a charter amendment banning enactment of laws based on sexual orientation. If there are sufficient valid signatures, the proposal will be on the ballot November second, eleven years to the day after 62 percent of Cincinnati voters approved the amendment. Repeal backers say eleven years is plenty of time for Cincinnati voters to change their minds about gay rights. The 1993 architects of the amendment, the Equal Rights Not Special Rights campaign, is gearing up to fight the repeal proposal. It's being led by Phil Burress of Loveland, a social conservative activist who's leading his own petition drive for a state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.

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