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Columbia Sportswear & CEO Back Same-Sex Marriage Initiative in Oregon

Today Columbia Sportswear joined a cadre of Oregon businesses and corporations fighting to repeal the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

In addition, Columbia’s CEO and largest shareholder Tim Boyle will personally support 2014 initiative to pass marriage equality in Oregon.  

"It doesn't make any sense to exclude people from the constitutional rights they should have," Boyle told Willamette Week. "Frankly, this should have happened a long time ago."  

Currently, HRC is on the ground with the Oregon United for Marriage campaign, working to secure the right for all Oregonians to marry the person they love. 

To learn more about the broad coalition of faith organizations, political supporters, equality-minded businesses, and nonprofit supporters fighing to bring marriage equality to Oregon, visit

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