Gay marriage supporters launch fight against measure letting businesses reject …

A new web ad features Kathleen Sadaat, a prominent figure in Portland's civil rights movement, criticizing a proposed measure that would allow businesses to decline to serve gay weddings based on religious objections.

Backers of gay marriage on Friday intensified their efforts to combat a proposed Oregon ballot measure that would allow individuals and businesses to refuse to serve same-sex weddings for religious reasons.

Critics of the religious exemption formed a new coalition — Oregon United Against Discrimination — and launched a web video ad featuring Kathleen Sadaat, a prominent figure in Portland’s civil rights movement who criticizes the measure as discriminatory.

The new coalition is intertwined with Oregon United for Marriage, the coalition set up to pursue an initiative overturning