Oregon’s gay marriage ban struck down; same-sex couples already marrying in Lane County

Oregon’s gay marriage ban was struck down today by U.S. District Judge Michael McShane, as spectators and same-sex couples on the courthouse steps cried tears of joy. McShane found the ban unconstitutional because it violated the rights offered under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The ruling was made public …


Same-sex marriage progress in Oregon

As 2014 begins, 17 states now legally allow same-sex marriages, including Washington and California. Nine of the 17 states began allowing same-sex marriage in 2013. Oregon still does not. On Oct. 18, 2013, Oregon started recognizing marriages of same-sex couples from out of state. Oregon currently provides “broad domestic partnership” …