Gay couples in Oregon will be allowed to register as domestic partners, a federal judge ruled Friday.
U.S. District Judge Michael Mosman lifted a temporary injunction he imposed in late December, just days before the domestic partnership law approved in the 2007 legislative session was due to take effect.
In his ruling, issued from the bench, Mosman rejected arguments made by an attorney for the Alliance Defense Fund, a group that advocates for Christian legal issues.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
A while ago, Oregon passed a law allowing gay couples to register as "domestic partnerships". It was scheduled to go into effect on New Year's Day, but it was stayed before that while the Christians bitched about it in court. But happy day, the judge has now given it the go-ahead!