Judge Strikes Down Same-Sex Marriage Ban

(CNN) — A state judge struck down Colorado’s ban on same-sex marriage on Wednesday, but the judge prevented gay and lesbian couples from immediately marrying by staying his decision. The judge wrote that marriage bans violate due process and equal protection guarantees under the 14th Amendment. He also ruled that same-sex marriages performed out-of-state should … Continue reading »

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 »

Court Refuses to Block Weddings

EUGENE, Ore. — Same-sex marriage supporters in Oregon got another victory. On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to halt same-sex weddings in Oregon while a federal appeals court considers whether a group opposed to gay marriage can intervene. The order follows an emergency appeal by the National Organization for Marriage. NOM is seeking to … Continue reading »

Same-Sex Weddings Help Local Businesses

EUGENE, Ore. — A new study shows nearly six thousand same-sex couples will get married in Oregon over the next three years, providing a big boost to the economy. The calls are starting to come into local businesses in the wedding industry, and they’re ready. Catherine Reinhart, the co-owner of Sweet Life in Eugene, says … Continue reading »

Same-Sex Marriage Opposition Speaks Out

EUGENE, Ore. — While many same-sex couples were celebrating Monday — not everyone is on board with the ruling. Those who are opposed, say the same-sex ruling is difficult to accept. We spoke with a former pastor of a Lutheran church who says the ruling Monday is going to alter the structure of family life … Continue reading »

Same-Sex Couples Wed at Davis

EUGENE, Ore. — Local businesses are already feeling the impact of a new rush for couples to marry. Large groups trickled in all day Monday at Davis Restaurant and Bar in downtown Eugene for weddings and celebrations. Same-sex couples say word spread quickly Monday morning that there would be pastors and a judge officiating ceremonies … 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 »

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 »

Judge Denies Request to Defend Ban

EUGENE, Ore. — The national group wanting Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage to stand was dealt a blow Wednesday by a federal judge in Eugene. That judge denied a request to let the group intervene in a lawsuit against the ban. The courtroom inside the federal courthouse was filled as Judge Michael McShane handed down … Continue reading »

Judge Denies Request to Defend Ban

EUGENE, Ore. — A federal judge denied the National Organization for Marriage’s request to intervene in a same-sex marriage case Wednesday morning. The judge will not let the group defend Oregon’s ban against same-sex marriage in a court setting. Judge Michael McShane heard arguments from the National Organization for Marriage at the federal courthouse in … Continue reading »

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