A Republican candidate for governor
from Oregon has likened gay marriage to murder.
Lorraine Mae Rafferty told The
Oregonian in a videotaped
interview that she opposes marriage equality because
it's a sin.
“I definitely believe that that is
wrong,” she said of allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry. “I
believe it's a sin, just the same as murder is a sin.”
On the issue of abortion, she said: “I
believe that would be murder. … A baby in the womb is a human
Rafferty, who is from the tiny town of
Selma, Oregon, has never held elective office and said she considers
herself to be the state's most conservative gubernatorial candidate.
She is one of six candidates vying for
the Republican nomination.
backers ask court to spare voters costly gay marriage fight.)