Some forward-thinking companies offered benefits to same-sex partners before domestic-partnership laws were even a thing, relying on affidavits to establish the relationship. Same-sex couples can jointly adopt or do stepchild adoptions. In Maya law passed the Oregon Legislature in both houses and a Governor's signature to abolish and repeal the requirement for transgender people to publish their names in newspapers before they undergo a legal change of sex on government documents. Federal District Court judge ruled that Oregon's state constitutional amendment banning such marriages discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Federal Constitution. Supreme Court struck down key parts of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. This page was last edited on 9 Februaryat S district court decision in Geiger v.
The ACLU argued that Measure 36 was not retroactive, that the rights of same-sex couples under the Equal Privileges and Immunities clause of the Oregon Constitution had been violated, and that counties are required to remedy perceived constitutional violations.
LGBT rights in Oregon
Palau sees setback in his cancer fight. The Supreme Court refused Monday to hear an appeal of Oregon's gay marriage ruling. May 6, - Attorney General asks Judge Bearden to postpone execution of the part of his judgment requiring state registration of same-sex marriage licenses issued by Multnomah County. Because McShane's ruling wasn't appealed, it could could stand no matter how the Supreme Court rules in the cases out of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. The validity of the licenses issued the previous spring was disputed, and the Oregon Supreme Court ruled in April that the newly adopted constitutional amendment had invalidated them. A large majority of Oregonians support same-sex marriage. Proponents of same-sex marriage in Oregon hae been pursuing legalization for decades.
Final judgment has not yet been entered. This eventually led to many states' adopting a wildly varying array of civil-union and domestic-partnership statutes. Archived from the original on December 4, Armenia Estonia Israel Mexico 1 Netherlands 2. Attorneys then filed two lawsuits in the federal court in Eugene to challenge the law excluding same-sex Oregon couples from marriage.