Federal judge strikes down Oregon same-sex marriage ban

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Oregon [official website] on Monday struck down [opinion, PDF] Oregon’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, saying that the ban could not be enforced because it unconstitutionally discriminates against same-sex couples. In his opinion, Judge Michael McShane wrote that because the laws discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, the laws violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment [text] to the US Constitution. State officials declined to…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/05/oregon-gay-marriage-ban-unconstitutional-judge-says.php

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