Portlanders Celebrate Historic Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality


Portlanders gathered Friday in Terry Shrunk Plaza downtown at noon to celebrate today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that makes same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. The rally, sponsored by Basic Rights Oregon, brought together young and old who celebrated with signs, tears and hugs. All images Emily Volpert.Gail Owen and her friend Patricia Keeney celebrating the decision today.Partners Paul ...   More
Friday, June 26, 2015 EMILY VOLPERT

Supreme Court Won't Hear New Mexico Appeal of Anti-Gay Marriage Photographer


The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear the case of a pair of New Mexico wedding photographers who were found to have violated the state’s anti-discrimination laws by refusing to photograph a same-sex wedding ceremony, USA Today reports.Oregon opponents of same-sex marriage are moving forward with a ballot measure that would provide a religious exemption to businesses who don’t want to provide ...   More
Monday, April 7, 2014 by Kate Willson

Why Oregon Backers of Funeral Civility Bill Are Untroubled by Today's Supreme Court Ruling


Co-sponsors of an Oregon House bill designed to limit funeral protests say today’s Supreme Court ruling protecting the free speech rights of the Westboro Baptist Church will in fact help the legislation pass in the state Legislature. This morning’s 8-1 Supreme Court decision upheld the First Amendment rights of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church, known for its inflammatory funeral protests. ...   More
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 REBECCA JACOBSON

Why You Might See The "Supreme Court" on Friday in Downtown Portland

If you're downtown on Friday and see nine U.S. Supreme Court justice lookalikes roaming the sidewalks, don't be alarmed. They're just part of a protest by Alliance for Democracy to mark the anniversary of the court's 2010 decision that allowed unlimited corporate funding of broadcast political ads. The so-called “Judges' Ramble” on Friday, Jan. 21 steps off from SW 4th and Oak at ...   More
Thursday, January 20, 2011 REBECCA JACOBSON


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