A federal judge in Portland has halted Oregon's plans to create same-sex domestic partnerships, with rights and privileges identical to married couples, on Jan. 1 by granting a preliminary injunction preventing the new law from taking effect.
The ruling yesterday came from U.S. District Judge Michael Mosman on a request from lawyers for the Alliance Defense Fund, who argued the state illegally disenfranchised registered voters who signed petitions to bring the issue before voters, but were improperly rejected by county officials.
"Our country is founded on the basic principle of government of the people, by the people, and for the people," Austin Nimocks, senior legal counsel for the ADF, said. "It is un-American that Oregon citizens are being denied the right to have their vote count on this matter."...
I agree with the previous comment, although it's a sad commentary on the state of our nation that such an amendment is now needed.
Also, we need to thank God for this judge who took a very courageous stand for what's right! And Judge Mosman needs our prayers as I know the devil is really going to be throwing all his fiery darts at him.
Excellent. Oregon's needs an amendment to their constitution like what's in Nebraska's.
"Only marriage between a man and a woman shall be valid or recognized in Nebraska. The uniting of two persons of the same sex in a civil union, domestic partnership or other similar same-sex relationship shall not be valid or recognized in Nebraska."