U.S. Supreme Court rejects NOM’s efforts to overturn Oregon marriage ruling

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PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an attempt by the National Organization for Marriage to reverse a federal judge’s decision that allowed same-sex couples in Oregon to begin marrying.

Judge Michael McShane’s ruling came down last May. In June, the high court refused to block it.

The Oregonian reports the court included the Oregon case on a long list of petitions it refused to hear.

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The National Organization for Marriage has been battling against state actions to allow same-sex marriage. Thirty-six states and the District of Columbia now allow gay marriage.

The court is hearing arguments April 28 on gay marriage cases from four states: Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.

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