Li v. Oregon

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Determined whether denying same-sex couples the right to marry violated the Oregon Constitution.

Full Case Titile: 

Li v. Oregon, 110 P.3d 91 (Ore. 2005)
  • Fairness in the Courts


  • LGBTQ+ Rights
  • Joined Amicus Brief


The Plaintiffs—nine same-sex couples and two advocacy organizations—argued that marriage was a "privilege" under the Oregon Constitution the Constitution prohibited using sexual orientation or gender as a basis to deny such a privilege. The Oregon Supreme Court declined to rule on whether the Oregon constitution requires the state to afford same-sex couples the same legal protections as opposite-sex couples who marry.