Judge Halts Oregon's Same-Sex Partnerships

Excerpt: A federal judge in Portland has halted Oregon's plans to create same-sex domestic partnerships, with rights and privileges identical to married couples, on Jan. 1 by granting a preliminary injunction preventing the new law from taking effect. The ruling yesterday came from U.S. District Judge Michael Mosman on a request from lawyers for the Alliance Defense Fund, who argued the state illegally disenfranchised registered voters who signed petitions to bring the issue before voters, but were improperly rejected by county officials.

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