Oregon’s Gay Marriage Ban Under Review

MEDFORD, Ore. — This week, a federal judge will review Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage. LGBTQ advocates in Southern Oregon and around the state will be holding vigils on the eve before Wednesday’s oral arguments. Same-sex couples in Oregon are waiting for the verdict on a state ban which they argue discriminates against gays and … Continue reading »

Group Challenges Oregon Equality Act

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon petition is going around to allow businesses with religious beliefs to opt out of serving gay or lesbian couples getting married. This comes on the heels of Arizona’s controversial bill that would have allowed the same thing. That bill was vetoed Wednesday night by Arizona’s governor. Now, an Oregon group … Continue reading »

Gay Marriage Petition Gains Speed

PORTLAND, Ore. – The petition to win the freedom of gay marriage in the state of Oregon has received overwhelming support in the last 10 days, receiving a total of 37,211 signatures. The campaign, Oregon Says I Do, was shooting for 10,000 signatures in the 10 day period since July 26th, and has been pleasantly … Continue reading »

Gay Marriage Petition Push Begins

ASHLAND, Ore. — More than one hundred thousand signatures are needed before the legalization of same sex marriage can be put on the November 2014 ballot. On Friday, the collection of signatures began. One month ago, the United States Supreme Court made their ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act which sent supporters of same … 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 »

Activists Work On Gay Marriage Support

ASHLAND, Ore. – Supporters of same-sex marriage say the success of ballot initiatives in other states could have an impact on Oregon. Those supporters hope to carry over that success and eventually overturn Oregon’s ban on gay marriage. Last week, three states voted to approve same-sex marriage, and one rejected a potential ban. One week … Continue reading »