John M. Becker

BREAKING: Oregon Judge Will Issue Marriage Ruling Monday

Filed By John M. Becker | May 16, 2014 4:15 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: gay marriage, marriage discrimination, marriage equality, Oregon, same-sex marriage

oregon_rainbow.pngThis just in: U.S. District Judge Michael McShane, who is currently weighing the constitutionality of that state's marriage discrimination amendment, says he will rule in the case on Monday.

Willamette Week reports:

Oregonians will find out Monday whether the state will be ordered to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

U.S. District Judge Michael McShane in Eugene notified the court today that he plans to issue an opinion at noon on Monday in response to a motion for summary judgement in the case of four same-sex couples who have challenged the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage.

McShane this week rejected the request of the National Organization for Marriage to intervene on the case. The anti-gay marriage group said it should be allowed to argue on behalf of those who don't want to see the state allow same-sex couples to wed.

That's right, folks: in just over 70 hours, another state could join the marriage equality column. Stay tuned, and keep your fingers crossed that Judge McShane rules in favor of equality, fairness, and justice!


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