50% of the Oregon population? This is just untrue (but I know you, and your ilk, aren't ones to let facts get in the way of you opinion.) The ban on gay marriage was passed by the elective representatives of the majority of the population. Calling the rule unconstitutional, fine, send it back to the legislature. Call it unconstitutional so now it's legal and gay marriage licenses can now be issued is a direct violation of the 10th amendment.<quoted text>
Ha!!. The judge did just what dog wanted ( went with the will of the people) after reading hundreds of opinion polls that said over 50% of the population support gay marriage.
A federal judge ruled that Illinois's ban on conceal carry was unconstitutional. The state legislature had six months to amend that law. By your logic, as soon as the judge ruled it unconstitutional, I could then conceal carry immediately.
And the right to bear arms is explicitly mentioned in amendment number 2. The "right" to marry is not mentioned anywhere. Gay marriage is not a constitutional issue, any judge who rules otherwise should be immediately disbarred. It is purely a social issue