Oregon Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down By Federal Judge


A federal judge struck down Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage on Monday, and state officials are not expected to appeal the ruling.

BuzzFeed reported that no government officials plan to appeal that ruling by U.S. district judge Michael McShane. The National Organization for Marriage, which opposes same-sex marriage, had attempted to intervene in the case, but was denied by McShane.

McShane’s ruling is the 12th federal court decision to overturn a state’s same-sex marriage ban since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act in 2013, according to BuzzFeed.