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. ]