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(Eugene, OR)  --  A ruling on Oregon's ban on gay marriage could be made in the next several months after a federal judge in Eugene consolidated two lawsuits challenging the ban.  U.S. District Judge Michael McShane consolidated suits filed by two different sets of same-sex couples, who are seeking the right to marry based on the last year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down provisions of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.  McShane has scheduled a hearing for April 23rd on whether he should issue a summary judgment in the case.  It involves whether the voter-approved 2004 ballot initiative banning same-sex marriage in Oregon is constitutional.

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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