Bad News Beavers

An Oregonian appeals court upheld the Beaver State’s ban on gay marriage yesterday. Opponents argued that the discriminatory Measure 36 counted as a revision to the constitution, rather than an amendment. “An amendment to the constitution can be made directly by voters through an initiative, but a revision can be referred to voters only after approval by two-thirds of the Oregon Legislature.” The court disagreed, thus upholding the 2004 ban. Pro-gay groups and other democratic activists plan to appeal. [Seattle Times]