Federal judges in six states have thrown out voter approved bans on same-sex marriage. Will Oregon be next?
The National Organization for Marriage had hoped to argue marriage should remain only between men and women in Oregon – as voters approved in 2004. However, today federal judge Michael McShane has decided he will not hear the groups lawyers.
The decision paves the way for a ruling on the constitutionality of Oregon's same-sex marriage ban, which could come at any time.