Group Challenges Oregon Equality Act

EUGENE, Ore. — The veto of Arizona’s religious bill is just one of several controversial debates across the nation, and one group is working on similar legislation in Oregon. The Oregon Equality Act, which passed seven years ago, makes it illegal for a business to discriminate based on sexual orientation. But another group is working … Continue reading »

Tax Refunds for Some Same-Sex Couples

(CNN) — Same-sex married couples who paid extra taxes because their marriage wasn’t recognized could get some of that money back. Before this summer’s Supreme Court ruling, the Defense of Marriage Act defined marriage as a between a man and a woman. That meant same-sex spouses had to file individually. Now they can file amended … Continue reading »

Reactions to Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

EUGENE, Ore. — Same-sex marriage activists are thrilled with the Supreme Court’s two major decisions Wednesday. They say it’s a step in the right direction, but same-sex couples in Oregon are still waiting for equal rights. For some same-sex couples in Eugene, they’ve been waiting for 14 years to get married and will continue that … 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 Initiative Campaign Launched

EUGENE, Ore. — Celebrating love is what Valentine’s Day is all about, and that’s why a number of same-sex couples in Lane County used the holiday to start a campaign that ultimately ends with their love being recognized as a legal marriage. After Washington State approved the right for same-sex couples to marry, Oregonians feel … 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 »