And it’s also spurred discussion here in Oregon where the passage of Measure 36 in 2004 also meant a ban on same-sex marriage. Measure 36 made it’s way through a series of state appeals and was ruled constitutional.
They may sound similar, but there are a few distinct differences between California’s Prop 8 and Oregon’s Measure 36. Prop 8 was not a state constitutional amendment. It was challenged in federal court. Also, in California, a number of the same-sex marriages that were performed before Prop 8 was passed were deemed legal. In Oregon, the same-sex marriages that happened before Measure 36 were deemed not legally valid.
In this show we’ll find out what — if any — legal repurcussions from the Prop 8 ruling we can expect in Oregon.
How are you affected by the ban on same-sex marriage in Oregon? What do you want to know about the federal constitutional issues in California’s Proposition 8 case?
- Beth Allen: Lawyer with Beth Allen Law
- Teresa Harke: Communications director for the Oregon Family Council