USA, Oregon: Marriage Equality Lawsuit to Be Heard This Week

Written by scott on April 21st, 2014

Oregon Gay MarriageOregon’s marriage equality lawsuit gets its day in court this week – with no one defending the ban.

KOIN reports:

Oregon’s attorney general, Democrat Ellen Rosenblum, says the state’s ban is legally indefensible. Her office filed a lengthy brief urging judge U.S. District Judge Michael McShane to throw it out. There have been no legal arguments submitted for upholding the ban… For Oregon’s ban, oral arguments are scheduled for Wednesday at U.S. District Court in Eugene. The court is deciding two cases that have been consolidated. Portland attorneys Lake Perriguey and Lea Ann Easton filed a lawsuit in October on behalf of two women in a relationship for more than 30 years. Two months later, the American Civil Liberties Union and lawyers from two firms went to court on behalf of a lesbian couple and a gay couple.

So if the judge throws out the ban, and the state refuses to appeal it, is it marriage equality time in Oregon?

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