UO students’ climate change lawsuit will move forward, says U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court denied the Trump administration’s request for a stay, or a halting of legal proceedings, in the Juliana v. United States climate change lawsuit on Monday. The lawsuit, whose plaintiffs include two University of Oregon students and 19 others, claims that climate change and carbon emissions violate …


Hearing on same-sex marriage in Eugene draws national attention

U.S. District Judge Michael McShane held oral arguments today over whether to overturn Measure 36, which is the 2004 initiative that banned same-sex marriage in Oregon. The case has drawn international attention, as Oregon could be the latest in a long list of states that have legalized gay marriage after …


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” …