DC/Philadelphia based National Organization for Marriage lost an appeal before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to
intervene meddle in Oregon.
Last year several gay couples sued to have the state’s marriage equality ban struck down as unconstitutional. Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum refused to defend the ban
and joined the couples in asking U.S. District Judge Michael McShane to
throw it out.
Much like the Proposition 8 case that left nobody with legal standing to appeal Judge McShane’s ruling.
NOM asked to offer a defense of the ban on
behalf of its members in Oregon. The judge ruled they lacked
standing to intervene in the case. The Ninth CCA affirmed the lower court on Wednesday.