EUGENE, Ore. — Same-sex couples in Oregon can get married starting now. U.S. District Judge Michael McShane ruled Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Click here for the judge’s full ruling.
The National Organization for Marriage filed an Emergency Request for Stay Monday morning, which would’ve halted McShane’s decision. The emergency motion was denied a few hours later by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
The Jackson County Clerk’s office has already seen several couples applying for marriage licenses.