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Is Portland the Next San Francisco?

I can’t stop linking to the Portland Communique, but Christopher Frankonis seems to be on top of things. Yesterday afternoon, he posted a link to an article from OPB that ended with this:

In the meantime, lawyers for Multnomah County are looking into whether it’s allowed to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. State law says counties can issue licenses to males older than 17 and females older than 17.

But it doesn’t say the marriage must be between a male and a female, though the two are required to declare an oath as husband and wife. County Counsel Agnes Sowle says any day now a same sex couple could ask for a marriage license in Portland, just like in San Francisco.

Check out his comments and links to relevant state law on the whole issue. This could make for eye-catching news in the near future.

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