John M. Becker

SCOTUS Stops NOM from Reversing Marriage in Oregon

Filed By John M. Becker | April 21, 2015 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: gay marriage, marriage equality, National Organization for Marriage, NOM, Oregon, same-sex marriage, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

oregon_rainbow.pngMarriage equality has been legal in Oregon for nearly a year, but for that entire length of time (and even before!) the so-called National Organization for Marriage has been trying desperately to scuttle it.

But yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court closed off the anti-gay group's last avenue of appeal. The Oregonian reports:

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear one last legal attempt by the National Organization for Marriage to overturn a federal judge's ruling allowing gays and lesbians to marry in Oregon.

The National Organization for Marriage, which has fought gay marriage in cases around the country, unsuccessfully sought to intervene in [the Oregon marriage case] and has appealed every adverse ruling as far as it could go.

Last June, the Supreme Court in a one-sentence order refused to stay McShane's ruling. In its latest action, the high court included the Oregon case -- listed as National Org. For Marriage v. Geiger, Deanna L., et al -- on a long list of petitions that it refused to hear.

NOM chairman John Eastman is vowing to fight on, promising that if the Supreme Court rules against marriage equality in June, his group will find a plaintiff and file suit seeking to overturn the May 2014 federal court ruling that made Oregon a freedom-to-marry state.

Translation: "It's just a flesh wound!"

Today's order is after the break, via Equality Case Files.


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