HRC Local: Oregon

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Human Rights Campaign fights for LGBT equality in Oregon alongside state and local groups and lawmakers. Find out more about what HRC is doing for LGBT equality in Oregon and how you can get involved with the Portland community.

On May 19, 2014, 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 are now available to same-sex couples in Oregon. Oregon law requires a three day waiting period before a ceremony can take place after a license has been issued. However, this waiting period may be waived by county clerks and many counties have indicated they will wave the wait period.  Click here to learn more about the licensing process at Oregon United for Marriage.

Learn more about the decision here.
Click here to view photos of the celebration.

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