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Oregon Judge Refuses To Perform Same-Sex Marriages

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

 A circuit court judge in Oregon's Marion County is refusing to perform same-sex marriages, claiming doing so would violate his First Amendment r...

Donations Pour In For Oregon Bakery That Won't Prepare Gay Wedding Cakes

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The owners of an Oregon bakery that violated their state's anti-discrimination laws by turning away a lesbian couple who sought a wedding cake are on ...

Supreme Court Refuses To Put Gay Marriage On Hold In Oregon

Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is refusing to halt a federal judge's order declaring Oregon's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. The co...

Anti-Gay Bakery Responds To Oregon's Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The owners of an Oregon bakery that closed shop last year after sparking national controversy by refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple ...

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Rough Day For The Anti-Gay National Organization For Marriage | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Monday was not a good day for the National Organization for Marriage, a group dedicated to fighting same-sex marriage. Gay rights ac...

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Gay Judge Pens Stirring Opinion Striking Down Oregon Marriage Equality Ban | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. District Judge Michael McShane struck down Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage Monday, finding that the law violated the constitution...

Federal Judge Strikes Down Oregon's Gay Marriage Ban

AP | JONATHAN J. COOPER | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday struck down Oregon's voter-approved ban on gay marriage, saying it is unconstitutional. U.S. Dist...

Lawyers Urge Judge To Strike Down State's Gay Marriage Ban

AP | JONATHAN J. COOPER | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Lawyers for four gay and lesbian couples and the state of Oregon urged a federal judge Wednesday to strike down Oregon's voter-a...

Federal Judge To Hear Case On State's Voter-Approved Gay Marriage Ban

Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- A federal judge in Oregon is ready to hear arguments about the state's voter-approv...

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Compares Same-Sex Marriage To Murder

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

Lorraine Mae Rafferty, a Republican candidate for governor in Oregon, equated same-sex marriage with murder during an interview with The Oregonian on ...

Oregon Republicans Endorse Gay Marriage Ballot Measure

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

Oregon Republicans voted Saturday to endorse a potential ballot measure legalizing gay marriage in the state, following the lead of young party activi...

Oregon Won't Defend State's Gay Marriage Ban

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's attorney general will not defend the state's ban on gay marriage, arguing it cannot withstand a federal constitutiona...

Will This Gay Couple Of 42 Years Finally Be Able To Get Married?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Since the repeal of the Defense Of Marriage Act earlier this year, heartwarming videos of same-sex couples in long-term relationships who have been ma...

Same-Sex Couples In Tennessee File Marriage Recognition Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics

Four legally married same-sex couples living in Tennessee filed a lawsuit against the state’s ban on same-sex marriage in Nashville’s federal dist...

Anti-Gay Bakers Say Gay Activists Used Mafia-Style Tactics To Close Their Shop

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Oregon bakers who shuttered their business after their decision to turn away two lesbian brides-to-be created a national controversy are speaking ...

Will Oregon Say 'I Do' To Gay Marriage?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Will Oregon follow Washington and California in becoming the next (and last) West Coast state to embrace same-sex marriage? The state's lesbian, ga...

Oregon Baker: 'I Believe I Have The Liberty' To Turn Away Lesbian Brides-To-Be

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In what appears to be part of a disturbing trend, an Oregon bakery has allegedly turned away a pair of lesbian brides-to-be who sought a wedding cake....

WATCH: Marriage Wins In Rhode Island! Now Here's What's Next

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
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Business Is Booming At Oregon Bakery That Denied Lesbian Couple A Wedding Cake

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Business is reportedly booming at the Oregon-based bakery that sparked a national conversation after its owners turned away a lesbian bride-to-be who ...

Oregon May Be Next State For Gay Marriage Ballot Battle

Religion News Service | Harry Esteve | Posted 11.11.2012 | Religion

PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) Three states made history Tuesday (Nov. 6) voting to approve same-sex marriage, and a fourth repudiated an attempt to ban it. ...

Why We Won't Get Married Until Same-Sex Couples Can Legally Wed In Our State

Kyle Steele and Megan Koler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kyle Steele and Megan Koler

We are pledging, to all our family and friends, that we will not take advantage of our right and privilege to marry until gay marriage (with identical rights and protections that are currently allowed) is legal in Oregon.