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Today’s Oregonian headline: County will license gay nuptials. County counsel Agnes Sowle provided county commissioners Lisa Naito and Serena Cruz with a written opinion that Multnomah Co’s legal definition of marriage “.. does not state specifically that the contract may only be entered into between partners of the opposite sex”, and that “refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples denies them the privileges and immunities granted to heterosexual couples”, the latter being exactly the violation of the state constitution that I posited earlier. Via the spousal unit, b!X has more news and background.
Update: because appearances matter, and soundbites pass for journalism: go here and vote (link to the poll is to the right of the wedding photo, towards the top left of the page).