May
23
Same-Sex Marriage Update
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There has been a rapid flurry of activity in the same-sex marriage equality front, bringing the total to 19 states that allow same-sex marriage to occur in their borders.

In Oregon, a federal trial judge ruled that Oregon must allow same-sex couples to marry.  He rested his conclusion on the Constitution. Couples began marrying immediately.  There is no stay in effect and the State of Oregon has stated that it will not appeal the ruling.  The National Organization for Marriage was unsuccessful in their bid for an emergency stay.

In Utah, a federal trial judge held that the state must recognize the marriages of about 1,000 same-sex couples that got married between December 20, 2013 (when the federal court ruled that Utah's marriage laws violated the federal constitution) and January 6, 2014 (when SCOTUS stayed that ruling).

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