- May 19, 2014
Earlier today, U.S. District Judge Michael McShane ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in two consolidated marriage cases challenging Oregon’s ban on marriage equality, known as Measure 36. Judge McShane’s is the latest in a string of rulings striking down state laws or constitutional amendments that ban marriage for same-sex couples.
Marriage licenses became immediately available to same-sex couples in Oregon today following the Federal Judge's ruling. Click here for more information, and view photos below of Oregonians coming together to celebrate today's marriage equality ruling.
Marty Rouse, National Field Director; Aubrey Thonvold, OUM Faith Director; Trevor L. Chandler, Associate Regional Field Director
Reading the Federal Judge's decision
Plaintiffs Paul Rummell, Ben West and son interviewed shortly after the victory
Plaintiffs Paul and Ben ride with their son to pick up their marriage certificate
Peter Larson and Nick Hodges, one of the first Oregon couples to get a marriage license
Jane Paulson and Helen White with son Grady
Expectant moms Pam and Julie Miner
Plaintiffs Paul Rummell & Ben West, HRC National Field Director Marty Rouse, and staff celebrate the victory
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales (second from right) and wife Nancy help make history
2014 Oregon Teacher of the Year Brett Bigham (r) and his husband celebrate today's victory
Aubrey Thonvold, OUM Faith Director, with Bishop Gene Robinson