Marriage Duel

Here’s what you need to know about the competing approaches to legalizing gay marriage.

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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 constituti   More
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Murmurs: Have You Seen The McMuffin Man?

Opponents of Oregon’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage are taking it to a judge. As first reported on, Portland attorneys Lake Perriguey and Lea Ann Easton filed a lawsuit Oct. 15   More
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Gay Couples File Federal Suit To Overturn Oregon Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

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 ...   More
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Adidas America Adds Its Support to Gay Marriage


Oregon United for Marriage is cleaning up sporty-type endorsements for its campaign to overturn the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage this week, with adidas America announcing today it supports the campaign. “Marriage is an important, individual choice that should be extended to everyone," adidas America Vice President Paul Ehrlich. "It is time to recognize this important human ...   More
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Portland Timbers and Thorns Say They Support Gay Marriage Initiative


The Portland Timbers and Thorns are joining the fight to legalize same sex marriage in Oregon.The announcement today by the soccer teams' owner Merritt Paulson marks the first major U.S. professional sports teams to endorse a same sex marriage ballot campaign, according to a release by Oregon United for Marriage, which is gathering signatures to put an initiative on the 2014 ballot to overturn ...   More
Friday, October 11, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Murmurs: The River Was Polluted In Good Faith, Too.

Publicly traded corporations usually steer clear of controversial political issues out of fear of alienating customers and shareholders. Large Oregon companies sat out the 2004 gay-marriage fight,   More
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Same-Sex Marriage Initiative Gathers 37,211 Signatures in 10 Days


Volunteers gathering signatures to legalize same-sex marriage in Oregon have gathered 37,211 signatures in 10 days, the campaign says.Oregon Says I Do, the petition committee dedicated to qualifying the Freedom to Marry and Religious Protection Initiative for the November 2014 ballot, launched its signature gathering drive on July 26. It had a goal of 10,000 signatures in 10 days; that goal was hit ...   More
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Federal Appeals Court Judge Says Oregon’s Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional

The ruling says a Portland-based public defender and her spouse are due benefits from her employer, the federal courts.


A U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judge has ruled that the federal judiciary discriminated against an assistant federal public defender in Portland by not recognizing her same-sex marriage from Canada, and that Oregon's ban against same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution.WW has obtained a personnel ruling issued Wednesday, April 24, that says the court system discriminated against Alison ...   More
Thursday, April 25, 2013 AARON MESH

Rainbow Connection

Where to get hitched for Vancouver’s first same-sex unions.

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The Clark County Recording and Marriage License Department is preparing for a flood. On Dec. 6, gay and lesbian couples can file for marriage licenses in Washington for the first time.  Rec   More
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The 10-Year Engagement

President Obama has “evolved” to support gay marriage. Oregon isn’t there yet.

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Before President Barack Obama declared his support for same-sex marriage last week, he had been talking with Terry Bean about the issue for four years.  Bean, a Portland real-estate broke   More
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 AARON MESH


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