Oregon AG Will Not Defend Ban On Same Sex Marriage

BTL Staff
By | 2014-02-20T09:00:00-04:00 February 20th, 2014|Michigan, News|

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced Feb. 20 that she will not defend the state’s ban of marriage between dedicated same-sex couples.
The ban “cannot withstand a federal constitutional challenge under any standard of review,” Rosenblum stated in a court filing.
Two same-sex couples filed suit against the ban in October 2013. Shortly after the suit was filed, Rosenblum signed onto a brief in support of couples fighting for marriage equality, stating that she believed that banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
Rosenblum’s announcement joins Oregon with Virginia, Pennsylvania, California, Illinois, and Nevada, all states with Attorneys General who also have refused to defend their state’s bans.

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