Thursday, June 05, 2014

Supreme Court Denies Stay In Oregon Same-Sex Marriage Case

In May, an Oregon federal district court struck down Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage. (See prior posting.) The state declined to appeal, but the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has been seeking to intervene as a plaintiff so it can appeal the decision.  So far it has been unsuccessful.  Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court, in a one-sentence order, denied NOM's request for a stay of the district court's order while NOM appeals the district court's denial of its motion to intervene. All the pleadings in the complex procedural battle by NOM are here. The Oregonian reports on the Supreme Court's action, as does SCOTUSblog.