The city, like any other employer, has always been free to extend benefits to whomever it wants. In the meantime, the same-sex marriage ban is still in effect. A decade ago, a federal court ruled than an amendment banning same-sex marriages was unconstitutional.
Federal District Court judge ruled in Geiger v. The state's ban was struck down in January by a federal judge who said it serves "no legitimate governmental purpose. Ad Choices. Oregon decriminalized same-sex sexual activity in
MSMs allowed to donate blood. John Baldacci the bill that the state Senate passed to affirm the right of same-sex couples to marry. LGBT portal Oregon portal. Years List Category. The state announcing that processing would take a week and began doing so within hours of the court's action.
A state court judge ruled in November that Missouri's constitutional ban on gay marriage was illegal.
Willamette Week. July 24, District Court Judge Michael McShane ruled that the state's constitutional amendment banning such marriages was unconstitutional in relation to the Equal Protection Clause of the Federal Constitution. Oregon argued that Multnomah County lacked the authority to issue same-sex marriage licenses and that Ballot Measure 36 was retroactive, making the issue of those licenses moot.
District Court Judge Karen Schreier struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban in January, but blocked enforcement pending an appeal to the U. You be will redirected to ohs. Renewed debate surrounding the state's sodomy law began in the s.
The now defunct amendment reads: "It is the policy of Oregon, and its political subdivisions, that only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or legally recognized as a marriage. Since February , same-sex couples have had access to domestic partnerships, which guarantee almost all of the rights of marriage.