The campaign gathered more thansignatures, enough to place its proposal, the Oregon Same-Sex Marriage Amendment, on the November 4,statewide ballot. Same-sex unions in the United States. Huffington Post. The law was amended inand was made applicable only to the "mentally ill and the mentally retarded".
Opponents of same-sex marriage said they were particularly irked by Multnomah's issuing licenses not sanctioned by the state.
January 22, Kitzhaber that Oregon's state constitutional amendment banning such marriages discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Federal Constitution. Windsor invalidated part of the Defense of Marriage Act. Liberal voters in Portland, Eugene and a few other college towns are balanced by more conservative voters in the rest of the state.
The order had already included sexual orientation.
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The Oregon ruling continues a near-unbroken string of state and federal court victories nationwide in the past year for supporters of same-sex marriage. Legal since Legislative repeal. All rights reserved About Us.