Recent Posts in the Same Sex Marriage Category

  • The Rights of Unmarried Couples in Oregon

    The Rights of Unmarried Couples in Oregon The average American family continues to shift and evolve, and more and more families are living together without the legal protections of marriage. While these unmarried couples may cohabitate without a problem, there are other complications they may face regarding their legal rights, especially if they decide to split up after spending a number of years together. Learn more about rights for cohabitating couples below. Is there common law marriage in Oregon? No, Oregon does not have common law marriage, but if you are from ...
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  • U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Block Same-Sex Marriages in Oregon

    U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Block Same-Sex Marriages in Oregon Same-sex marriage in Oregon weathered another hurdle this past Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block gay marriages. The ruling comes in response to a request from the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), an organization that has been trying to overturn a recent ruling declaring Oregon's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. The battle began when four same-sex couples filed a lawsuit to overturn the state's ban on gay marriage. After Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum refused to defend the ban in ...
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  • 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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