Court Refuses to Block Weddings

EUGENE, Ore. — Same-sex marriage supporters in Oregon got another victory. On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to halt same-sex weddings in Oregon while a federal appeals court considers whether a group opposed to gay marriage can intervene. The order follows an emergency appeal by the National Organization for Marriage. NOM is seeking to … Continue reading »

Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Issued

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 … Continue reading »

Decision Expected on Same-Sex Marriage

ASHLAND, Ore. — When you ask this couple how they met 15 years ago they’ll say it was euphoric. Gina DuQuenne and Josh Willow had a commitment ceremony, they call very touching. Their union is not legally recognized in the state of Oregon. Four same sex couples bringing the suit to the federal judge are … Continue reading »

Same-Sex Marriage Ban Defense Denied

EUGENE, Ore. — A federal judge denied the National Organization for Marriage’s request to intervene in a same-sex marriage case Wednesday morning. The judge will not let the group defend Oregon’s ban against same-sex marriage in a court setting. Judge Michael McShane heard arguments from the National Organization for Marriage at the federal courthouse in … 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 »

Same-Sex Marriage Case Draws Reaction

EUGENE, Ore. — People on both sides of the same-sex marriage issue are closely watching what happens in Eugene. Those supporting same-sex marriage say the current ban creates inequalities, and they hope the state can come together and unite behind same-sex couples. But members of a national organization says they’re countering this suit because they … Continue reading »