Lane County Issues Marriage Licenses

EUGENE, Ore. – The Lane County Clerk’s Office issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples Monday afternoon at the Lane County Courthouse. Same-sex couples say while they already have domestic partnerships, making their marriage official Monday was a top priority. Matt Friday and Bruce Carlson wasted no time before heading down to the Lane County Clerk’s … Continue reading »

Couple Marries After Judge’s Decision

EUGENE, Ore. — Not often do you get to be present as people get their marriage licenses and tie the knot, but Monday there were many of those moments. Lynn Lary and Therese Bauer started their day anxiously waiting on the steps of the federal courthouse. The couple of five years was wondering if Monday … Continue reading »

Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Reaction

EUGENE, Ore. – Same-sex marriage is now legal in Oregon and couples wasted no time making it official. The ruling came down at about noon Monday. A federal judge says the state’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Michael McShane says Oregon’s marriage laws discriminate on the basis of … Continue reading »

Semi-Annual Bridal Show Comes to Town

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane Events Center was transformed into a bridal boutique this weekend for the semi-annual bridal show. Rows of vendors are showcasing their services for people planning weddings, Quinceaneras, or any other major events. The showcase owner said it has just about anything brides to be might want for their weddings. “We … 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 »

Marriage Equality Rallies Nationwide

  EUGENE, Ore — Hundreds of people gathered at the old Eugene Federal Building Tuesday evening to support marriage equality, and to make their stance known to the supreme court as they look over proposition eight and DOMA this week.Groups are rallying for the ‘Freedom to Marry’ in Eugene, across the country, and online. They started … Continue reading »

Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Gather

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s a day of love for all of us. Some even head to the alter on Valentine’s Day, and gay and lesbian couples feel they should be able to legally do the same here in Oregon. Oregon United for Marriage is gathering signatures to get a same-sex initiative on the November 2014 … Continue reading »