Last updated on: 5/21/2014 | Author: ProCon.org

Oregon Becomes 18th State to Legalize Gay Marriage

Oregon Becomes 18th State to Legalize Gay Marriage – On May 19, 2014, US District Judge Michael McShane struck down Oregon’s 2004 gay marriage ban as being unconstitutional. State officials declined to defend the ban, and Oregon counties began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples immediately. On May 20, 2014, another federal judge ruled that Pennsylvania’s gay marriage ban is unconstitutional, but Governor Tom Corbett may appeal the ruling.