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NEWS: Oregon Now Issuing Same Sex Marriage Certificates

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posted on Mar, 3 2004 @ 02:45 PM
The most populas county in Oregon, Multnomah County, is now issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples. County Attorney says refusing to do so is unconstitutional.

"The Oregon Constitution prohibits the county from discriminating against same-sex couples when they are applying for marriage licenses because that kind of discrimination based on gender and based on sexual orientation is not allowed in Oregon," said Multnomah County Attorney Agnes Sowle at a news conference in Portland, the county seat.

The trend is clear. It seems every day another state is making the decision to allow to people to commit to each other in the eyes of the law regardless of gender. Maybe America is heading to a more accepting and tolerant nation. I hope so!

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[Edited on 3-3-2004 by Banshee]

posted on Mar, 3 2004 @ 03:30 PM
Yes, hopefully we can FINALLY have the same rights aseveryone else. Keep your fingers crossed.

posted on Mar, 3 2004 @ 05:34 PM
Well, this is certainly catching on. I'm glad to see it.
I wonder which state/city will follow next.


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