First, Multnomah Country decided to grant marriage licenses to gay couples. Their legal advice indicated that it is a violation of the Oregon Constitution to limit marriage to man-woman couples only.
Then, legal whining pursued, and it was concluded that the State Supreme Court will likely rule that marriages cannot be limited to man-woman couples only.
Now, we passed an amendment that simply defines marriage as between a man and a woman. This amendment does not sound like it addresses the original problem, it just provides an additional restriction to marriage than what we already have. If it does not address the original problem, then original legal problems remain. But since measure 36 passed, counties are now prohibited from granting marriages in any way that resolves the original legal problems. Doesn't this mean that marriage of ANY form is now illegal in Oregon?
just a single straight person who is wondering... :)