Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Yay Oregon! A Step in the Right Direction

Two days ago a Federal judge in Eugene, OR ruled that the 2004 ban on same sex marriage was not legal and overturned it.  My business partner Erin and I volunteered to cover the event for the ACLU of Oregon.  We started at the county courthouse where couples stood in line to receive their marriage licenses.  When the decision was announced the crowd erupted!  The court house doors opened and couples streamed in to get their license.

Many couples walked to the Melody Ballroom afterward where Ministers were waiting to marry them in simple yet profound ceremonies.  At moments I put the camera down so I could take in the overwhelming feeling of joy. It was such an honor to be a part of this historic moment and I'm so grateful to the people who have fought so hard to make this happen.  Congratulations Oregon - we're one step closer to equality.


  1. Yay!!!! Awesome Pics Kate - so glad we are finally crawling out of the Dark Ages!

  2. Thank you Katie! One step at a time ;)

  3. I have goose-bumps! What beautiful images of such a momentous day. Nice work Kate. xo

    1. Thanks Kelsey! So fortunate to be able to document. xo