As same-sex marriage foes ready for a new crusade, how many old allies will follow?
In 2007, host Ira Glass of This American Life came
to Portland on a book tour and was scheduled to speak at the 1,500-seat
New Hope Community Church in Happy Valley. He asked for a change of
Multnomah County will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples as soon as a federal court judge determines Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution, county attorney Jenny Madkour wrote today in a response to a lawsuit filed against county and state officials. "Current Oregon law discriminates against same-sex couples seeking to marry," Madkour wrote. "The guarantees ...
Marriage equality is on its way to Oregon despite advocates’ tactical errors.
When Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced
last week that her office would not defend the state’s constitutional
ban on gay marriage, it signaled the decade-long battle for marriage
Deputy House GOP leader breaks with party platform
Add Rep. Julie Parrish (R-West Linn/Tualatin) to the growing list of Oregon Republicans who support the same sex-marriage measure aimed at the 2014 ballot. Last week, WW reported that a group of bold-faced Republican names have formed a political action committee calls Freedom Oregon to support the measure. That group includes former U.S. Bob Packwood; former Oregon Attorney General Dave Frohnmayer; ...
Sweet Cakes by Melissa refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple in February 2013.
The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries says in a press release today that it found "substantial evidence" that Sweet Cakes by Melissa committed unlawful discrimination when it refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple in February 2013. The Oregon Equality Act of 2007 made it illegal in the state of Oregon for a public business to discriminate on the grounds of sexual orientation.The ...
Hints of Oregon’s political future in 2014 can be seen in the contributions of 2013.
It’s 2014, an election year that will bring before voters
an astonishingly broad list of ballot measures, a race for the U.S.
Senate and an Oregon governor seeking an unprecedented fourth term.
But clues to the key
turning points in
Here’s what you need to know about the competing approaches to legalizing gay marriage.
A lawsuit was not part of the plan.
In the national
strategy to legalize same-sex marriage, liberal Oregon had been
earmarked as a state that could be counted on to overturn a
Opponents of Oregon’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage are taking it to a judge. As first reported on wweek.com, Portland attorneys Lake Perriguey and Lea Ann Easton
filed a lawsuit Oct. 15
Lawsuit is separate from 2014 campaign to end Measure 36
Opponents of Oregon's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage have filed a lawsuit in federal court today, asking a judge to overturn it.The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Eugene by Portland attorneys Lake Perriguey and Lea Ann Easton on behalf of two gay couples, seeks to have 2004's Measure 36 ruled unconstitutional. It names Gov. John Kitzhaber and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, as well ...