Oregon's Bill of Rights states: "No law shall be passed granting...privileges, or immunities, which...shall not equally belong to all citizens." I suggest Oregon's Supreme Court is guilty of abdicating their "constitutional duty." Prejudice must not negate equal human rights - ever! Those who oppose gay marriage, also oppose their own state constitutions! But wait, there's more. Vermont's legislators on Tuesday (Apr. 7) approved gay marriage with an override vote to counter the Governor's threatened veto! What's important here is that this was a legislative act, not a Supreme Court decision as was the case in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Iowa.
Bills are on the books before the legislatures to allow gay marriage in Maine, New Hampshire, New York and New Jersey. If those states approve gay marriage, that would be eight states and if California and Oregon come through, it would be ten states or 20 percent. There may be a landslide coming! Hear! Hear! for the gay communities throughout the country. It's about time.