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Task Force Action Fund celebrates Oregon win

Date: 
May 19, 2014

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Oregon: Task Force Action Fund celebrates big marriage equality win

WASHINGTON, DC: May 19 —Today a federal court ruled that Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban in unconstitutional.

"We are delighted that Judge Michael McShane has finally brought a decade of uncertainty to a close with his ruling. Thousands of LGBTQ couples will be celebrating today across Oregon and around the nation. We are another step closer to marriage equality everywhere for everyone. This victory would not have been possible without the leadership of Oregon United for Marriage who are: Basic Rights Oregon, Human Rights Campaign, Freedom to Marry, ACLU of OR, ACLU National, SEIU of OR, American Unity Fund, Gill Action, and countless other Task Force Action Fund staff and volunteers."

Rea Carey, Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund

Since 2000, the Task Force has provided on the ground trainings, technical assistance, organizers and other staff to assist numerous campaigns and to partner with Basic Rights Oregon, the statewide LGBT rights group. This investment has included over $1 million in cash and more than a 12 organizers and other staff to support campaign efforts from 2004 to 2014.

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The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund builds the grassroots political power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The Task Force Action Fund does this through direct and grassroots lobbying to defeat anti-LGBT ballot initiatives and legislation, and works to pass pro-LGBT legislation and other progressive initiatives. The Task Force Action Fund is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation incorporated in New York. Contributions to the Task Force Action Fund are not tax-deductible.