Harke says the intention is to protect people's religious beliefs if they provide a service that violates that faith, especially for homosexual weddings and civil unions.
An example in Oregon is Sweet Cakes by Melissa, a bakery sued by homosexuals, and found guilty of discrimination by the state of Oregon, for refusing to bake a cake for a homosexual "wedding."
The bakery was forced to close its store-front business last fall, citing "mafia-style tactics" by homosexuals that included contacting the bakery's vendors.
Bakery owners Aaron and Melissa Klein are working from home.
On their Facebook page, the Kleins state they are receiving donations for legal expenses and thank supporters for helping.
The Facebook page has many comments supportive of Sweet Cakes, though one post calls the Kleins "delusional bigots" for refusing to bake the wedding cake.
"Just bake the cakes and keep your mouth shut," reads the comment.
If Harke and Friends of Religious Freedom are not satisfied with the language, a final decision can be sought from the state Supreme Court.
Harke adds the amendment is important since the attorney general recently announced she would not defend the state's marriage amendment.
Meanwhile, proponents of same-sex marriage in Oregon are working on a ballot initiative to overturn the marriage amendment.
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