Utah, Indiana Same-Sex Marriage Bans Ruled Unconsitutional

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A federal appeals court today ruled that Utah's ban on same-sex marriage violate couples' constitutional rights, the Los Angeles Times reports. It's the first time a U.S. Court of Appeals has weighed in on the issue. Last month U.S. District Judge Michael McShane ruled Oregon's ban violates citizens’ constitutional rights. Today's ruling is the first time a higher court has upheld a lower ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Judge Rules Same-Sex Couples in Oregon Can Marry

A federal judge rules Oregon's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage violates individuals' constitutional rights.

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Same-sex couples in Oregon won the right to marry today, after U.S. District Judge Michael McShane ruled the state's 10-year-old ban violates citizens’ constitutional rights. "I believe that if we can look for a moment past gender and sexuality, we can see in these plaintiffs nothing less than our own families," McShane writes in his landmark ruling. "Families who we would expect our Constitution ...   More
 
Monday, May 19, 2014 KATE WILLSON

"We Do!": Same-Sex Couples Begin Marrying in Multnomah County

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Dozens of couples began receiving marriage licenses at the Multnomah County building today, minutes after U.S. District Court Judge Michael McShane overturned the Oregon ban on same-sex marriage. People gathered outside the county building began weeping and cheering as news broke of McShane's decision, shortly after noon. Cars honked in support. Pedicabs waited along Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard to ...   More
 
Monday, May 19, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Judge to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Opinion Monday

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Oregonians will find out Monday whether the state will be ordered to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.  U.S. District Judge Michael McShane in Eugene notified the court today that he plans to issue an opinion at noon on Monday, May 19, in response to a motion for summary judgement in the case of four same-sex couples who have challenged the state's constitutional ban on gay ...   More
 
Friday, May 16, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Murmurs: All The News We Wrote While The Sun Was Out.


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Proponents of an initiative to ban public funding for abortions are employing a novel tactic: The group’s website, Oregon2014.org, allows users to search for the names of people who have signed th   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Same-Sex Weddings Would Generate Nearly $50 Million for Economy, Study Finds

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Oregon's economy could gain nearly $50 million in spending over the next three years if a federal circuit court judge strikes down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, PQ Monthly reported today.Couples would spend nearly $40 million on their ceremonies—and tourism could bring in another $10 million and add an estimated 468 new jobs, says the study (It was conducted by Williams Institute at the University ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Campaign Against Same-Sex Marriage Ban Will End Ballot Initiative Drive If Judge Overturns Oregon Law by May 23

Nike, Others File Brief Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

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Oregon United for Marriage told a federal judge today that if he overturns a state ban on same-sex marriage by May 23, the campaign will not move forward with ballot initiative to repeal the ban in November."If the Initiative qualifies for the ballot and is approved by the voters, same-sex couples in Oregon would be granted the right to marry," Oregon United for Marriage wrote in a brief filed ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by Kate Willson

Onward Christian Voters

As same-sex marriage foes ready for a new crusade, how many old allies will follow?


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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 ven   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 KATE WILLSON

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