Oregon decriminalized same-sex sexual activity in Because Oregon's marriage laws discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation without a rational relationship to any legitimate government interest, the laws violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. By county, most same-sex marriages those two years were performed in Multnomah, Washington and Lane counties. With the consent of the state, three same-sex couples sued the state of Oregon in Multnomah County Court, including Mary Li and Rebecca Kennedy, the first same-sex couple to receive a marriage license from Multnomah County. Marriage means a marital relationship between two individuals, legally recognized under the laws of this state. Their efforts received a huge boost last June, when the U. LGBT rights in Oregon.
Marriage means a marital relationship between two individuals, legally recognized under the laws of this state.
LGBT rights in Oregon
A large majority of Oregonians support same-sex marriage. Marty Smith is the brains or lack thereof behind Dr. MSMs allowed to donate blood. Proponents of same-sex marriage in Oregon hae been pursuing legalization for decades. In FebruaryBasic Rights Oregona LGBT rights organization, formed the group Oregon United for Marriage to put an initiative on the ballot in November to provide for the legal recognition of same-sex marriages. Would you want to take that chance? Windsor invalidated part of the Defense of Marriage Act.
The decision takes effect immediately, and same-sex couples begin marrying. In Maya law passed the Oregon Legislature in both houses and a Governor's signature to abolish and repeal the requirement for transgender people to publish their names in newspapers before they undergo a legal change of sex on government documents. A large majority of Oregonians support same-sex marriage. Some lawyers say the facts of the case in Oregon -- a state that by last year had granted gays equality in virtually all matters besides the right to marry could also protect McShane's decision. LGBT portal Oregon portal. Archived from the original on January 25,