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Christian university gets religious exemption to deny transgender student housing

| Saturday, July 12, 2014
Jayce Marcus
NEWBERG, Ore. — The U.S. Department of Education has granted a Christian university a religious exemption from federal anti-discrimination laws after a transgender student filed a discrimination complaint because the school would not allowing him to live in the men’s dormitories. George Fox University obtained the exemption in its effort to deny the student ...

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U.S. Supreme Court refuses to put same-sex marriage on hold in Oregon

| Wednesday, June 4, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court is refusing to halt a federal judge's order declaring Oregon's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. The court issued an order Wednesday declining to block any new same-sex unions in the state while a federal appeals court considers whether an anti-gay marriage group can intervene in the case.

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Oregon officials urge Supreme Court to deny NOM’s request for stay

LYLE DENNISTON | SCOTUS Blog | Monday, June 2, 2014
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Arguing that there is no way the U.S. Supreme Court is going to rule on the constitutionality of state bans on same-sex marriage when only a private group is defending such a law, Oregon state officials and a group of same-sex couples urged the Court on Monday not to grant a private association’s request to stop those couples from marrying in that state.

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Kennedy asks for briefs on NOM request to halt same-sex marriage in Oregon

| Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- A U.S. Supreme Court justice is asking for more information before any ruling on an effort by the National Organization for Marriage to halt same-sex marriages in Oregon.

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NOM asks U.S. Supreme Court to halt same-sex marriages in Oregon

| Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- The National Organization for Marriage says it is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a federal judge's order declaring Oregon's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.

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Ore. governor, AG hail marriage ruling; reaction from supporters, opponents

| Monday, May 19, 2014
Gov. John Kitzhaber (D-Ore.)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Both supporters and opponents of marriage equality spoke out Monday about a federal judge's ruling striking down Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage. Both the Governor and the Attorney General supported the ruling, and the state previously declined to defend the ban in court.

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Going to the chapel… Same-sex couples begin tying the knot in Oregon

| Monday, May 19, 2014
Julie Engbloom, left, and Laurie Brown, right, are married by Judge Beth A. Allen at the Melody Ballroom, Monday, May, 19, 2014, in Portland, Ore., after U.S. District Judge Michael McShane struck down Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage.
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Jubilant couples rushed to the altar Monday after a federal judge struck down Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage.

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Federal judge strikes down Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage

| Monday, May 19, 2014
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EUGENE, Ore. -- A federal judge has struck down Oregon's same-sex marriage ban, saying it is unconstitutional.

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Federal appeals court denies NOM request for stay in Ore. marriage ruling

| Monday, May 19, 2014
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco
PORTLAND, Ore. -- A federal appeals court's ruling has cleared the way for same-sex marriages to begin immediately in Oregon if a judge's ruling allows it.

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NOM asks appeals court for stay in Oregon same-sex marriage case

| Monday, May 19, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- An anti-gay marriage group that sought to defend Oregon's same-sex marriage ban is taking its case to a federal appeals court, just hours before a judge is expected to strike down the ban.

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