SOPRIDE Parade and Festvial

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon Pride celebrations continued Saturday with the SOPRIDE Parade in Ashland. The momentum in Oregon is being echoed nationwide. The Supreme Court is allowing bans to be struck down in a handful of states through out the country. “It’s so exciting to see that domino effect through out the states. the … Continue reading »

Pride Festival Seeks Volunteers

ASHLAND, Ore. — Organizers of the Southern Oregon Pride Festival say they are expecting more people than ever this year, in part because of Oregon’s ruling on same-sex marriage. This year’s parade will be held October 11th in Ashland. Organizers are pushing for more volunteers to help with the extra interest. They said the decisions … Continue reading »

Same-Sex Marriage Petition For Oregon

ASHLAND, Ore. — The state’s leading gay rights group, Basic Rights Oregon, is pushing to get same-sex marriage placed on the 2014 ballot. Southern Oregon Pride, a local advocacy group and organizer of the Southern Oregon Pride Festival, is collecting signatures here to bring the issue to a vote. Should they succeed, this wouldn’t be … 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 »

Ashland Mayor Supports Marriage Equality

ASHLAND, Ore. – City leaders in the Rogue Valley are throwing their official support behind same-sex marriage and supporters say it’s a big step in Oregon. Ashland’s mayor says he is publicly supporting marriage equality is giving city councilors the opportunity to do the same. “I had been looking for an opportunity to support this … Continue reading »