Ruling http://nwpr.org en Weddings Begin As Oregon Judge Overturns Gay Marriage Ban http://nwpr.org/post/weddings-begin-oregon-judge-overturns-gay-marriage-ban <p>Same-sex couples are getting married in Oregon now that a federal judge has overturned the state's ban on gay marriage. U.S. District Judge Michael McShane ruled the law violated the federal constitutional rights of gays and lesbians. Correspondent Chris Lehman has this round-up of the day's events. Tue, 20 May 2014 14:33:02 +0000 Chris Lehman 46197 at http://nwpr.org Weddings Begin As Oregon Judge Overturns Gay Marriage Ban Oregon Judge Set To Issue Ruling In Gay Marriage Lawsuit http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-judge-set-issue-ruling-gay-marriage-lawsuit <p>A federal judge in Oregon is set to rule Monday in a case that could legalize same-sex marriage in the state. U.S. District Judge Michael McShane says he'll issue a ruling at noon. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman reports. Mon, 19 May 2014 14:43:09 +0000 Chris Lehman 46126 at http://nwpr.org Idaho’s First Same Sex Marriages Set For Friday, Courts Could Issue A Stay http://nwpr.org/post/idaho-s-first-same-sex-marriages-set-friday-courts-could-issue-stay <p>Idaho’s first same sex marriages could take place this week. Tuesday a federal judge in Boise ruled that Idaho’s 2006 gay marriage ban is unconstitutional and scheduled the ruling to go into effect Friday. Wednesday the same judge denied a request from Governor Butch Otter’s lawyers to stay the order. They are now asking the 9th Circuit Court to issue a stay while appeals are made. University of Idaho law professor Shaakirrah Sanders says it’s unclear if that will happen. She says when Utah was in this same situation a few months ago the appeals court denied a stay but the Supreme Court granted it. Sanders says that Supreme Court decision could be very persuasive to the 9th circuit judges. Thu, 15 May 2014 14:37:15 +0000 Adam Cotterell 45941 at http://nwpr.org Judge Finds State Pharmacy Rules Unconstitutional http://nwpr.org/post/judge-finds-state-pharmacy-rules-unconstitutional <p>TACOMA, Wash. -- A federal judge in Tacoma has ruled that Washington&lsquo;s pharmacy regulations are unconstitutional.</p><p>The regulations require pharmacies and pharmacists to fill prescriptions and to do them in a timely manner. The judge found the state&rsquo;s rules infringe on pharmacists&rsquo; right to religious freedom by requiring them to dispense emergency contraception also known as Plan B. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 13:44:41 +0000 Ruby de Luna 3652 at http://nwpr.org Judge Finds State Pharmacy Rules Unconstitutional Federal Court To Rule On State’s Rx Rules http://nwpr.org/post/federal-court-rule-state%E2%80%99s-rx-rules <p>TACOMA, Wash. -- A federal judge in Tacoma is scheduled to rule Wednesday on Washington&rsquo;s pharmacy regulations. Ruby de Luna reports that the main question before the court is whether the state&rsquo;s rules violate the religious rights of pharmacists. Wed, 22 Feb 2012 15:46:08 +0000 Ruby de Luna 3594 at http://nwpr.org Federal Court To Rule On State’s Rx Rules