Same-Sex Marriage to Help Oregon Economy

SALEM, Ore. — A new study shows same-sex marriage is expected to bring millions of dollars to Oregon’s economy every year. The finance website “Nerd Wallet” looked at consumer spending on weddings, the self-identified gay and lesbian population, and overall marriage rates. They say same-sex marriage is expected to add 42 million dollars to Oregon’s … Continue reading »

Students Call for Blood Drive Changes

EUGENE, Ore. — Students at the University of Oregon will call for a change on a decades-old federal policy that prohibits gay men from donating blood. The ban was issued 31 years ago out of fear of AIDS, but some students say the ban is outdated. When it was issued in 1983, there were no … Continue reading »

Arkansas Lifts Same-Sex Marriage Ban

(CNN) — Crowds formed early Monday morning outside of the Arkansas courthouse as eager couples lined up to get married. Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage was overturned Friday. A State judge declared the voter-approved measure unconstitutional. Same-sex couples were cleared to get married immediately. Some waited in long lines for marriage licenses on Saturday, but … Continue reading »