Oregon: Judge Says Marriage Ban Is Unconstitutional
May 19 2014 2:23 PM ET

Oregon: Judge Says Marriage Ban Is Unconstitutional

Michelle Garcia

Judge Michael McShane ruled Monday that same-sex couples in Oregon should have the right to marry.

Judge: NOM Has No Standing To Defend Oregon Marriage Ban
May 14 2014 1:01 PM ET

Judge: NOM Can't Defend Oregon Marriage Ban

Michelle Garcia

A federal judge says the National Organization for Marriage does not have the standing to defend Oregon's marriage ban in court.

NOM Can't Find Anyone Willing to Defend Oregon's Marriage Ban
May 13 2014 1:20 PM ET

NOM Can't Find Anyone to Defend Ore. Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

The antigay National Organization for Marriage wants to keep its members' names secret but still defend Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage publicly in federal court. A judge will consider that request Wednesday.

Ore. Bar Owner Accused of Antitrans Discrimination Running for Office
May 08 2014 11:04 AM ET

Ore. Man Accused of Antitrans Discrimination Bias Running for Office

Parker Marie Molloy

Former business owner Chris Penner is looking to unseat the commissioner of the state's labor bureau, which found Penner guilty of antitrans discrimination in 2012 and ordered him to pay $400,000, although Penner has thus far refused to pay the fine.

WATCH: Oregon's First Ad to Defeat 'Turn Away the Gay' Initiative
May 02 2014 12:53 PM ET

WATCH: Oregon Aims to Defeat 'Turn Away the Gays' Law

Sunnivie Brydum

Antigay activists are hoping to place an initiative on the ballot that would allow businesses and individuals to refuse to serve any individual or participate in any event connected to the recognition of a same-sex relationship.

Gay Oregon Judge Plays 'Devil's Advocate' in Marriage Case
April 24 2014 1:12 PM ET

Gay Ore. Judge Plays 'Devil's Advocate' in Marriage Case

Sunnivie Brydum

In the absence of a formal legal defense supporting Oregon's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, a gay federal judge asked probing questions during Wednesday's hearing.

Oregon Marriage Ban Goes to Court Today, Without NOM's Defense
April 23 2014 12:45 PM ET

Oregon Marriage Law Gets Its Day in Court, Without NOM

Sunnivie Brydum

Oregon's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage will be challenged in federal court today in Eugene, without any legal representative arguing in its favor.

NOM Wants to Defend Oregon's Marriage Ban
April 22 2014 12:07 PM ET

NOM Wants to Defend Oregon's Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

The antigay National Organization for Marriage has filed a motion to step in and defend Oregon's same-sex marriage ban in federal court Wednesday.

Ore. Bar Found Guilty of Discriminating Against Trans Patrons Shuts Its Doors
April 21 2014 3:51 PM ET

Ore. Bar, Found Guilty of Antitrans Discrimination, Closes

Parker Marie Molloy

Citing the 2007 Oregon Equality Act, a group of trans women and cross-dressers filed a discrimination complaint against a local bar owner. After the owner failed to pay a $400,000 fine, the bar has closed.

Oregon Marriage Ban In Court — Without Any Defense
April 21 2014 2:17 PM ET

No One Is Defending Oregon's Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

A federal judge will hear two cases Wednesday that aim to strike down Oregon's anti-marriage equality law, but no party has stepped in to defend the voter-approved constitutional amendment.

Ore. Trans Student Sues Christian University Over On-Campus Housing Denial
April 04 2014 5:10 PM ET

Ore. Trans Student Sues School Over Housing Denial

Parker Marie Molloy

A trans student faces limited options in the wake of his school's recent housing decision.

Ore. Gov. Candidate: Same-Sex Marriage a Sin, Like 'Murder'
April 04 2014 12:57 PM ET

Ore. Gov. Candidate: Same-Sex Marriage a Sin, Like 'Murder'

Trudy Ring

That's one of several ultraconservative stances held by fringe candidate Lorraine Mae Rafferty.

Oregon Atty. Gen. Won't Defend Marriage Ban
February 20 2014 6:39 PM ET

Oregon Atty. Gen. Won't Defend Marriage Ban

Trudy Ring

Ellen Rosenblum joins officials in Virginia, Nevada, and Pennsylvania in refusing to defend a state prohibition on same-sex marriage.

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