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NOM Coming to Oregon To Defend Marriage Ban

Tuesday Apr 22, 2014
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NOM President, Brian Brown
NOM President, Brian Brown  

SALEM, Ore. - A national group opposed to same-sex marriage says it will seek to defend Oregon’s gay-marriage ban from challenges in federal court.

The National Organization for Marriage said in a press release that it plans to file a motion to intervene on Monday. A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments over Oregon’s voter-approved same-sex marriage ban on Wednesday.

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has declined to defend the state constitutional ban. She says in court filings that there’s no reason the state should treat same-sex couples differently from opposite-sex couples when it comes to marriage.

National Organization for Marriage chairman John Eastman says it’s wrong that a challenge to Oregon’s marriage law would go forward without a meaningful defense.

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  • Anonymous, 2014-04-24 20:34:41

    The National Organization for (Restricting) Marriage could do a lot more to defend and protect marriage by putting their efforts into helping both opposite-sex and same-sex couples prepare for and solve problems in marriage and married life. Except for their ideological devotion to a definition of marriage held by only some religious groups, they have not been able to give a single reason why the marriages of same-sex couples should not be given the same status and protection of opposite-sex marriages.

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