Oregon's ban on same-sex marriages was struck down Monday by U. District Judge Michael McShane , who ruled that the prohibition violated the federal constitutional rights of gays and lesbians. Jubilant couples who anticipated a favorable decision from the judge began the rush to officially wed at locations around the state. McShane ordered that his ruling take immediate effect.
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A same-sex marriage supporter waves a rainbow pride flag near the Supreme Court, on April 28th, , in Washington, D. The Supreme Court on Monday chose not to review whether a baker's refusal to create a wedding cake for a gay couple on the grounds of religious objections violated Oregon state law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. The case has reinvigorated a heated debate about anti-discrimination, freedom of religion, and First Amendment speech rights. Here's some key context for understanding what this case is about, why the court declined to hear it, and what's ahead. That debate came to a head after a similar case caught national attention last term: A Colorado baker had refused to make a cake for the wedding reception of a gay couple, which the couple argued was a violation of the state's anti-discrimination laws.
Oregon gay marriage ban struck down by federal judge; same-sex marriages begin
The state ban was challenged by four gay and lesbian couples in the state. And it's signed! The legal team and plaintiffs who just won marriage equality in Oregon, holding a brand new marriage license. Here's that photo of the first kiss again.
Since the inception of Luxe in , before same-sex marriage was legal, we have welcomed all types of couples to our wedding planning docket. We also feel like we have a unique ability to connect with our same-sex couples as multiple LUXE team members throughout the years have identified as gay, lesbian, pan or bi-sexual. We want our clients to know, without a doubt, that our company is a safe haven, a hate-free zone, and we do not tolerate anything but love and acceptance. Our company is committed to aiding all efforts to support the movement of human rights and marriage equality in our communities.