Oregon high court agrees to review question of gay marriage
By ABE ESTIMADA, kgw.com Staff
SALEM – An appellate court won’t review an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit that would determine whether the state constitution permits same sex-marriage in Oregon.
The Oregon Supreme Court agreed this week to review the ACLU’s case, bypassing the court of appeals, said the Oregon Attorney General’s office on Wednesday.
“That doesn’t happen very often,” said Kevin Neely, a spokesman for the attorney general’s office, of the Supreme Court’s decision.
With the decision, the question of whether same-sex couples can marry in Oregon edges ever closer to legal resolution. The ACLU filed the suit in March on behalf of same-sex couples in Multnomah County.