Oregon Marriage Equality Upheld as Supreme Court Turns NOM Away

Written by scott on June 5th, 2014

US Supreme CourtThe US Supreme Court sent NOM packing yesterday, denying the group’s request to halt Oregon marriage equality in its tracks.

The Oregonian reports:

In a terse, one-sentence order, the court rejected a request by the National Organization for Marriage to stay the May 19 federal court ruling allowing gays and lesbians to marry in Oregon. Justice Anthony Kennedy, who rules on emergency cases in the western region of Oregon, referred the issue to the full court, which then declined to get involved in the Oregon case. “Love is the law in Oregon,” said a statement from Amy Ruiz, deputy campaign manager for Oregon United for Marriage, a group supporting gay marriage. “Try as they might, the opposition cannot take that away.”

I was a little shocked that the Court had even agreed to entertain the idea – NOM had already been blocked from intervening at the federal court and the appeals court. But it’s surely a good sign for the battles to come that Kennedy let the decision stand.

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