After winning the right to gay civil unions in Connecticut, the Oregon Supreme Court yesterday voided sam-sex marriage licenses. As many as 3000 gay and lesbian couples were married in Multnomah County a year ago. Portland, Oregon, for a while with San Francisco, was a popular place for gay men to tie the knot. Now their marriages are nullified.
The court ruled that Oregon law ban same-sex marriages. It also noted that Oregon voters approved a constitutional amendment last November that even more explicitly prohibits same-sex marriages.
Oregon Governor Ted Kulonoski said that he would push for a low allowing gay couples to form civil unions that would give them many of the rights and priviledges of marriage.
So the score card stands, yes to same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, no everywhere else in the U.S. except for Vermont and now Connecticut, which allow civil unions for gay couples.
On another note, I am a Washington Nationals fan and yesterday they won their home opener.
I live rather far away to attend weeknight games, but I will head down there sometime later in the season to see my team play. Go Nats!!!