Merkley Celebrates Landmark Ruling Creating Marriage Equality in Oregon

WASHINGTON – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement after a judge ruled that marriage equality can no longer be denied to same-sex couples in Oregon:

“Today is a momentous day in Oregon’s fight for equality. Lifetime love and commitment should be celebrated and honored, not relegated to second-class status. Today, Oregon is a better place for all who live here. This ruling will strengthen families and communities and ensure that every Oregonian is treated equally under the law. I extend my heartfelt congratulations to all the Oregon families who will soon be able to celebrate their love and commitment in the state they call home.”