Wisconsin’s Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down

(CNN) — A federal judge Friday struck down Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage. The judge ruled the ban violates the United States Constitution, and stated same-sex couples are entitled to the same treatment as any heterosexual couple. Last June the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling striking down part of the Defense of Marriage … Continue reading »

Judge to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

EUGENE, Ore. — Same-sex couples in Oregon could get married as early as Monday. U.S. District Judge Michael McShane will issue his ruling on the constitutionality of Oregon’s ban on same sex marriage at noon in Eugene Monday. Same-sex couples and their families will be gathering at the Davis Restaurant in downtown Eugene Monday afternoon to celebrate … Continue reading »

Same-Sex Marriage Case Back in Court

EUGENE, Ore. — A federal judge could decide whether or not to allow an anti-gay group to defend Oregon’s ban on gay marriage, Wednesday. Judge Michael McShane will hear arguments from the National Organization for Marriage at the federal courthouse in Eugene. The group will ask the judge to let them defend the voter-approved ban … Continue reading »

Federal Judge to Hear Gay Marriage Case

EUGENE, Ore. — A 10-year-old law heads to a federal courtroom on Wednesday. A judge in Eugene will hear one-sided arguments on Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage. Four gay and lesbian couples filed suit, asking a judge to declare the ban unconstitutional and allow same-sex couples to wed. Judge Michael McShane will only hear arguments … Continue reading »

Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Rally

EUGENE, Ore. — On the eve of oral arguments in a major trial in U.S. District Court, supporters of same-sex marriage organized a rally on the steps of the Wayne Morse Courthouse in Eugene Tuesday night. Close to 100 people showed up for the rally, which was one of seven across the state in anticipation … Continue reading »

Interview: Sen. Ron Wyden

EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden (D) stopped by KEZI 9 News Midday to share his thoughts on the groundbreaking of the new VA Clinic in Eugene. He also touched on some important issues facing the state such as Cover Oregon, gay marriage and timber harvest.

Marriage Equality Activist Speaks at UO

EUGENE, Ore. — Gay marriage will be legal in every state within the next five years. That’s the word from the legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Shannon Minter addressed a full house at the University of Oregon. He’s served as counsel for same-sex couples in the California Marriage Equality case which … Continue reading »

Petition Seeks to Legalize Gay Marriage

EUGENE, Ore. — Supporters of gay marriage lined up in downtown Eugene Friday to sign a petition to put the freedom to marry on the November 2014 ballot. Oregon United for Marriage needs to collect more than 116,000 to put the measure to voters. Gay marriage advocates rallied throughout the state, including Portland and Bend … Continue reading »