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McKinley Irvin Blogs from May 2014

  • Oregon's Ban on Gay Marriage Struck Down by Federal Judge

    On Monday, May 19, 2014, U.S. District Judge Michael McShane struck down Oregon's ban on gay marriage. The ban, which was passed by Oregon voters in 2004, was deemed unconstitutional. For the many same-sex couples and gay rights advocates living in Oregon, the ruling was a significant victory. After the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) last year, Oregon now becomes one of seven other states to have a Federal Judge strike down a gay marriage ban. These other states include Arkansas, Utah, ...
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