Heard Mary Starret say that Saxton was for civil unions today on Lars' show. A quick search however reveals this:
Saxton opposes basic equal treatment for GLBT Oregonians and our families. Forget about equal marriage rights: Saxton opposes even civil unions. [KGW GOP Primary Debate 4/24/06; Statesman Journal, 4/23/06]
Saxton doesn't seem to have any problem with anti-GLBT discrimination. He opposes adding sexual orientation and gender identity to anti-discrimination statutes. "I'm not convinced that it needs to be there," he said [WB's "Outlook Portland," 4/2/06] and has vowed to veto any bill like Senate Bill 1000 should it pass in the next legislative session.
That's from the Special Rights Oregon website.
Hope that settles the record. And for my two cents: civil unions are marriage by another name and would prove to be a destructive force for our society. (whether or not they are limited to people who choose to be gay or are available to everyone)
To hear Lars' interview with Mary Starret go HERE. (The third hour of today 7/11/06) You will here her suggest that if she were governor, she would not allow Oregon National Guard soldiers to serve outside of Oregon!