EUGENE, Ore. — Same-sex couples in Washington are reaping the benefits of a new same-sex marriage law; but, marriage equality experts say that Oregonians aren’t doing the same thing.
Experts say they haven’t seen Oregon couples rushing for the border and anticipate those looking to get married will likely just wait until the same laws are passed in Oregon.
“It’s inevitable that marriage equality is going to come to Oregon, the question is how soon? And when it does, it will be very important for those couples to be able to have their union recognized,” said Dave Fidanque, Oregon ACLU Spokesman.
Experts on the legal side of things say the difference between an Oregonian Domestic Partnership and a Washington Marriage License is minimal.