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Oregon Republicans Endorse Gay Marriage

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The result might be a little skewed: Social conservatives boycotted the event, which has a history of taking more liberal stances, according to the newspaper. But it still demonstrates the growing GOP division over the issue.

"I believe this is a wedge issue that forces young people into the Democratic Party's hands," Jacob Vandever, a Republican legislative candidate who voted for the measure, told The Oregonian.

Same-sex marriages are currently prohibited under the Oregon constitution. The proposed ballot measure would amend the constitution to recognize them.