Federal Judge Strikes Down Oregon Ban on Same Sex Marriage

Today, U.S. District Court Judge Michael McShane ruled that Oregon’s exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage is unconstitutional—paving the way for couples to begin marrying immediately.

Jennifer Middleton (Johnson, Johnson & Schaller, PC), argued the ban was unconstitutional on behalf of two couples—Paul Rummell and Ben West, and Chris Tanner and Lisa Chickadonz—and Basic Rights Education Fund. For more information about the case, see http://www.aclu-or.org/RummellWest_v_Kitzhaber.