As expected, California's Supreme Court announced this morning that it has upheld the state's ban on same-sex marriage
but will let stand the thousands of marriages that took place between gay couples before voters approved that ban with Proposition 8 last fall.
Jeana Frazzini, head of Basic Rights Oregon, said this morning that her gay-rights group was obviously disappointed by the decision. But Frazzini was optimistic the California court ruling will push supporters of same-sex marriage in Oregon to fight even harder for marriage equality
by encouraging those supporters to tell others what the denial of this basic right — and rite — means.
"We can't look to any institution, whether it's the courts or anything else to do this for us," Frazzini says. "It's going to take every fair-minded person in Oregon, in California and across the country."
Frazzini says she will be at a rally tonight on Portland's waterfront
for supporters of same-sex marriage in Oregon.