May 19th, 2014
06:05 PM ET
6 years ago

Federal judge strikes down Oregon's same-sex marriage ban

(CNN) - A federal judge struck down Oregon's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage Monday.

"Because Oregon's marriage laws discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation without a rational relationship to any legitimate government interest, the laws violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution," U.S. District Judge Michael McShane said in his ruling.


Filed under: Oregon • Same-sex marriage
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    Like dominoes the bigots shall fall and continue to fall...

    May 19, 2014 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  2. vikingwoman

    The house of cards built by intolerance keeps tumbling! Inequality will never be tolerated!!

    May 19, 2014 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  3. jed clampett

    Yeah! When is AZ going to get their come-upance for discrimination? I can't wait until Akin's legitamate rape Missorians get theirs too. I love eqqual rights.

    May 20, 2014 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
  4. govenorbrown

    States' Rights!

    May 20, 2014 02:29 am at 2:29 am |
  5. Marie MD

    Give it up bible thumpers. Gay marriage is here to stay.
    Get over it and go find another fallacy you can work on. Maybe not eating shellfish on Sundays?

    May 20, 2014 06:30 am at 6:30 am |
  6. Gurgyl

    Get over this junk, get married to a nice guy.

    May 20, 2014 07:15 am at 7:15 am |