Town hall on Referendum 74 scheduled

event will feature performance by Portland Gay Men's Chorus

By Laura McVicker, Columbian staff writer



As proponents of gay marriage declare victory today of Referendum 74, civil organizers will host a town hall at 7:30 tonight in Vancouver.

The town hall, hosted by Portland Gay Men's Chorus, will take place at First Congregational/United Church of Christ at 1220 N.E. 68th St.

Among the speakers will be State Rep. Jim Moeller, D-Vancouver, and Jeana Frazzini of Basic Rights Oregon. The Portland Gay Men's Chorus will perform.

The event is described as a post-election, freedom-to-marry celebration. On Tuesday night, Referendum 74 was passing by 3 percentage points with roughly 2 million votes counted. Hundreds of thousands of votes have yet to be tallied.

The event is open to the public and expected to last one hour.