Federal Judge Strikes Down Oregon's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Judicial Activism

The endless wave of judicial activism continues in the state of Oregon, where U.S District Judge Michael McShane has just struck down the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, reports Fox News.

The decision came after four gay and lesbian couples filed suit against the ban, arguing it excludes them of a fundamental right, and is therefore unconstitutional.

According to Fox, state officials said they are ready to perform same-sex marriages immediately with couples lining up outside the county clerk's office awaiting a decision.

An appeals court Monday morning refused the National Organization for Marriage's request for an emergency stay of McShane's decision.