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