Gay Marriage Comes to Portland, Oregon

by Steven F. Hayward

Multnomah County, Oregon–that’s Portland, the Burlington, Vermont of the West–announced this morning that it is going to start issuing marriage licenses for same sex marriages. Apparently the Commissioners saw the state’s marriage law refers to marriages of ” men… and women” but nothing specific about marriage being “between” them (except for that part tacked onto the end about husband and wife, which they have chosen to ignore for now).

One of my best friends, Portland attorney Kelly Clark, is on his way to the courthouse this afternoon seeking an injunction to stop it. Stay tuned. . .