Same-Sex Couples Awaiting Court Decision

TALENT, Ore. – One week after cheering the ruling that overturned Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage, local gay and lesbian couples are worried they soon won’t be able to get married at all. The National Organization for Marriage has appealed to the Supreme Court, asking for a stay in Judge Michael McShane’s ruling overturning the … Continue reading »

Same-Sex Couples Cheer Judge’s Ruling

By Steven Sandberg ASHLAND, Ore. – Gina DuQuenne looked at her phone Monday, covered her mouth, and hugged a friend. After composing herself, she turned to the crowd of supporters in the Ashland Plaza. “It’s real!” she shouted. The crowd let out a cheer, as friends and couples embraced. “We can get married! It’s real!” … Continue reading »

Online Petition for Oregon Gay Marriage

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregonians may soon get the chance to vote again on same-sex marriage for the state. Activists are hoping to gather enough signatures to get an initiative on the November 2014 ballot. A website called Oregon United for Marriage is now active, with signature-gathering efforts officially beginning Friday. Supporters can sign the petition online, and … Continue reading »

Gay Rights Supporters Rally in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — People throughout Southern Oregon are reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same sex marriage. With light rain falling, rainbow colors could be seen both in the sky and on the ground during a rally on Wednesday afternoon at the Ashland Plaza. More than 50 supporters of gay and lesbian rights … Continue reading »