US federal court hears challenge to Oregon's marriage ban
'Marriage is a fundamental freedom, and freedom means freedom for everyone'
Today, 23 April, a federal court judge heard arguments challenging Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban.
‘We stand today with our friends and allies in Oregon in the fight for the freedom to marry,’ Amanda Goad, staff attorney with the ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Project, said in a statement.
‘We trust that the court will do the right thing and allow Oregon to join the ever-growing number of states across the country that grant the same protections and dignity to these families as anyone else,’ Goad continued.is also listed as a plaintiff.
Jeana Frazzini, Basic Rights’ executive director, agreed.
‘Marriage is a fundamental freedom, and freedom means freedom for everyone,’ the executive director said in a statement.