from Mark Johnson, lead attorney for plaintiffs:
"It remains our position that Constitutional Amendment 36 contained significant constitutional flaws even before it was placed on the ballot, and that it should never have been presented to Oregon voters."
and Jeana Frazzini, director Basic Rights Oregon:
"The Oregon Constitution was created to establish justice, maintain order and perpetuate liberty. Basic Rights Oregon continues to believe that Measure 36 fundamentally undermined these principles by excluding committed couples from marriage. Using the initiative process to treat one group of citizens differently insults the spirit of the Oregon Constitution and violates every Oregon tradition of fairness."
Here is the full text of the decision: