Oregon Attorney General: Same gender marriages performed out of state enjoy full marital status in Oregon
Despite Oregon’s state constitution outlawing same gender marriage, the state attorney general’s office has just issued an opinion that any couple married legally out of state has full marital status in Oregon. The opinion reflects legal homage to a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act” as unconstitutional.
With the legal winds at their backs and this latest AG’s ruling, it is expected to give gay rights supporters political momentum in their efforts to put a measure on the November Ballot in 2014 that would overturn Oregon’s constitutional ban on same gender marriages.
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