News: Marriage Equality

Rummell v. Kitzhaber: Challenging Oregon's Ban on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

Rummell v. Kitzhaber: Challenging Oregon’s Ban on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

April 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Read more about the federal lawsuit and couples challenging Oregon’s constitutional ban on marriage for lesbian and gay couples. 

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Why Oregon WILL win the freedom to marry this year!

Why Oregon WILL win the freedom to marry this year!

February 20, 2014 | Comments (1)

An update from executive director, Jeana Frazzini on why Oregon WILL win the freedom to marry this year!

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Communities of Color Speakers Bureau

Communities of Color Speakers Bureau

February 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Check out the Communities of Color Speakers Bureau trainings with Basic Rights Oregon and Oregon United for Marriage.

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Rummell and West v. Kitzhaber: Meet the Plaintiff Couples

Rummell and West v. Kitzhaber: Meet the Plaintiff Couples

December 19, 2013 | Comments (1)

  Paul Rummell and Benjamin West Paul and Ben reside in Portland, Oregon. Paul, a veteran of the United States Air Force, has been working in the renewable energy field for the last nine years and previously worked in the theatre arts. Ben is currently in a program to become a registered nurse, which he […]

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Statement Regarding Suit Filed to Challenge Oregon’s Ban on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

Statement Regarding Suit Filed to Challenge Oregon’s Ban on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

December 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Oregon, and volunteer counsel from the law firms of Johnson, Johnson & Schaller, PC and Perkins Coie, LLP filed a federal lawsuit today in U.S. District Court in Eugene on behalf of two same-sex couples who wish to marry in Oregon and Basic Rights Education Fund. The […]

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Communities of Color United for Marriage

Communities of Color United for Marriage

December 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

Basic Rights Oregon, Western States Center and Oregon United for Marriage recently launched Communities of Color for Marriage to ensure communities of color are represented and engaged in the Oregon United for Marriage campaign to win the freedom to marry in Oregon.

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Marriage and More: The Future of the LGBT Rights Movement

Marriage and More: The Future of the LGBT Rights Movement

September 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

Join Basic Rights Oregon for Marriage and More: The Future of the LGBT Rights Movement, a talk from Shannon Minter Wednesday, October 2nd at 5:30pm in the White Stag Lecture Hall of UO in Portland and Thursday, October 3rd at 7pm in 175 Knight Law Center in Eugene!

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Q&A With Shannon Minter

Q&A With Shannon Minter

September 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

Check out this Q&A with the lead counsel in the California marriage equality case that held that all couples have the right to marry and that laws that limit rights based on sexual orientation are inherently discriminatory and legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Shannon Minter!

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“After DOMA: What It Means for You” LGBT Organizations Fact Sheet Series

“After DOMA: What It Means for You” LGBT Organizations Fact Sheet Series

July 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

The “After DOMA: What It Means for You” LGBT Organizations Fact Sheet Series details many of the ways federal agencies accord legal respect to married same-sex couples.

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