Rummell and West v. Kitzhaber

Rummell and West v. Kitzhaber is a federal court challenge filed December 19, 2013, in U.S. District Court in Eugene, Ore., by the ACLU on behalf of the Basic Rights Education Fund and two same-sex couples who wish to marry in Oregon, challenging the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. A similar case (Geiger v. Kitzhaber) was filed in October 2013. On January 22, 2014, U.S. District Judge Michael McShane consolidated the two lawsuits and scheduled oral arguments for April 23, 2014. [ Case files. ]

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Oregon ballot sponsors seek quick answer on same-sex marriage lawsuit

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Sponsors of a ballot measure to legalize gay marriage in Oregon asked a federal judge on Tuesday to make a speedy ruling in a case that challenges the state's ban on same-sex weddings. At the same time, top Oregon employers such as Nike and Intel threw their support to ending the restrictions. [ Read more → ]
Attorney General  Ellen Rosenblum (D-Ore.)

Oregon AG: ‘No rational justification’ for maintaining same-sex marriage ban

Thursday, March 20, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon’s attorney general has told a federal court that she believes the state’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages violates the federal rights of gay and lesbian couples [ Read more → ]
Ellen Rosenblum

Oregon AG says she will not defend state’s gay marriage ban in court

Thursday, February 20, 2014
SALEM, Ore. -- Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said Thursday that she will not defend the state's ban on same-sex marriage, saying it "cannot withstand a federal constitutional challenge under any standard of review." [ Read more → ]
Oregon

Judge consolidates lawsuits seeking to overturn Ore. gay marriage ban

Thursday, January 23, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage might be overturned before voters receive their ballots this fall. A federal judge in Eugene on Wednesday decided to consolidate two lawsuits alleging Oregon's ban violates the U.S. Constitution. Judge Michael McShane, an Obama appointee, set oral... [ Read more → ]
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