Judge Rules Same-Sex Couples in Oregon Can Marry

A federal judge rules Oregon's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage violates individuals' constitutional rights.

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Same-sex couples in Oregon won the right to marry today, after U.S. District Judge Michael McShane ruled the state's 10-year-old ban violates citizens’ constitutional rights. "I believe that if we can look for a moment past gender and sexuality, we can see in these plaintiffs nothing less than our own families," McShane writes in his landmark ruling. "Families who we would expect our Constitution ...   More
 
Monday, May 19, 2014 KATE WILLSON

"We Do!": Same-Sex Couples Begin Marrying in Multnomah County

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Dozens of couples began receiving marriage licenses at the Multnomah County building today, minutes after U.S. District Court Judge Michael McShane overturned the Oregon ban on same-sex marriage. People gathered outside the county building began weeping and cheering as news broke of McShane's decision, shortly after noon. Cars honked in support. Pedicabs waited along Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard to ...   More
 
Monday, May 19, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Judge to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Opinion Monday

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Oregonians will find out Monday whether the state will be ordered to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.  U.S. District Judge Michael McShane in Eugene notified the court today that he plans to issue an opinion at noon on Monday, May 19, in response to a motion for summary judgement in the case of four same-sex couples who have challenged the state's constitutional ban on gay ...   More
 
Friday, May 16, 2014 KATE WILLSON

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