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


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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

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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.

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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

Oregon No. 1 For Personal Freedom, Libertarians Declare

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Good news? A think tank funded by the Koch brothers, billionaire industrialists and covert Tea Party backers with a long history of supporting right-wing causes, has declared Oregon the top state in the union for personal freedom.Naked bike rides were not a factor. Medical weed was.But to give you a better idea of the where the authors of the report, commissioned by the Mercatus Center at George Mason ...   More
 
Monday, June 20, 2011 COREY PEIN

Exposed: The "Agenda" by Gays and Lesbians for Marriage Rights

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If you're a believer in the existence of a conspiracy that is using marriage rights for same-sex couples to advance an "insidious" agenda, you'd better spend the next 90 seconds watching this new video from Freedom to Marry. The video from an organization devoted to marriage rights nationwide provides clear evidence of the "roadmap to victory" that includes Oregon and other states where gays and lesbians ...   More
 
Thursday, April 7, 2011 HANK STERN

The Seven-Year Itch

Same-sex marriages from 2004 celebrated. A ballot measure to restore same-sex marriage rights? Not so fast.


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Last weekend, First Unitarian Church of Portland marked the seventh anniversary of the brief moment in 2004 when Multnomah County    More
 
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 AILIN DARLING

Today's Sermon at Same-Sex Marriage Anniversary: We're Tired of Waiting For Marriage Rights (UPDATED with videos of TV ads)

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  On the morning of March 3, 2004, hundreds of same-sex couples waited in line hoping to be among the first to receive a marriage license in Multnomah County. In that line were First Unitarian Church of Portland members who then hurried down to their church with their new licenses to participate in marriage ceremonies. Over the ensuing week, Rev. Thomas Disrud, a church associate minister ...   More
 
Sunday, March 27, 2011 AILIN DARLING

Update on the Campaign for Same-Sex Marriage Rights in Oregon

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The latest step in Basic Rights Oregon's effort to bring marriage rights to same-sex couples in Oregon will become visible next week with a statewide TV ad campaign and a direct mailing to households in the Portland metro area.BRO executive director Jeana Frazzini told WW in an interview earlier this week that the TV ads would run for three weeks throughout Oregon and that they are similar to earlier ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 HANK STERN

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