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slides: Noon Rally Celebrates U.S. Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decision

Friday, June 26, 2015

 

Ron Wyden

Sen. Ron Wyden addressed the crowd at a noon rally in support of the Supreme Court's decision to support same sex marriage. Photo by Byron Beck

A lunchtime rally in downtown Portland marked the the U.S. Supreme Court's momentous decision to support marriage equality for all Americans. 

In a landmark opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today that states cannot ban same-sex marriage.

On May 19, 2014, Oregon became the 19th jurisdiction to win the freedom to marry after U.S. Federal District Court Judge Michael McShane ruled that Measure 36 violated the Equal Protection Clause of the federal constitution. Today marks the national recognition and acceptance of marriage equality for all citizens. The noontime rally celebrated the victory that is happening across our country.

The rally, held at Terry Schrunk Plaza, on SW Madison, between SW 3rd and 4th Avenues, Portland, was attended by married couples, faith leaders, parents, elected officials, supporters and organizational leaders who led the LGBTQ marriage equality movement in Oregon. Speakers included Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley as well as Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish. Those gathered in the plaza included former Portland mayor Tom Potter.  

"Today America changed for the better," said one of the speakers, attorney Lee Ann Easton. "Today (our country) is more fair, more free, more equal." 

 

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In a landmark opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today that states cannot ban same-sex marriage.

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A lunchtime rally in downtown Portland marked the the U.S. Supreme Court's momentous decision to support marriage equality for all Americans. 

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A lunchtime rally in downtown Portland marked the the U.S. Supreme Court's momentous decision to support marriage equality for all Americans. 

In a landmark opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today that states cannot ban same-sex marriage.

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A lunchtime rally in downtown Portland marked the the U.S. Supreme Court's momentous decision to support marriage equality for all Americans. 

In a landmark opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today that states cannot ban same-sex marriage.

Prev Next

Former Portland Mayor Tom Potter, Katie, Madi and Mackenzie Potter

A lunchtime rally in downtown Portland marked the the U.S. Supreme Court's momentous decision to support marriage equality for all Americans. 

In a landmark opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today that states cannot ban same-sex marriage.

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Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish

A lunchtime rally in downtown Portland marked the the U.S. Supreme Court's momentous decision to support marriage equality for all Americans. 

In a landmark opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today that states cannot ban same-sex marriage.

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Noon Crowd at Terry Schrunk Plaza

A lunchtime rally in downtown Portland marked the the U.S. Supreme Court's momentous decision to support marriage equality for all Americans. 

In a landmark opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today that states cannot ban same-sex marriage.

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Sen. Jeff Merkley

A lunchtime rally in downtown Portland marked the the U.S. Supreme Court's momentous decision to support marriage equality for all Americans. 

In a landmark opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today that states cannot ban same-sex marriage.

Prev Next

A lunchtime rally in downtown Portland marked the the U.S. Supreme Court's momentous decision to support marriage equality for all Americans. 

In a landmark opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today that states cannot ban same-sex marriage.

Prev Next

Basic Rights Oregon Jeana Frazzini and her fiancée Collin McFadyen

A lunchtime rally in downtown Portland marked the the U.S. Supreme Court's momentous decision to support marriage equality for all Americans. 

In a landmark opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today that states cannot ban same-sex marriage.

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Juan Martinez and Diane Linn

A lunchtime rally in downtown Portland marked the the U.S. Supreme Court's momentous decision to support marriage equality for all Americans. 

In a landmark opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today that states cannot ban same-sex marriage.

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A lunchtime rally in downtown Portland marked the the U.S. Supreme Court's momentous decision to support marriage equality for all Americans. 

In a landmark opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today that states cannot ban same-sex marriage.

 
 

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