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ADF attorney available to the media following oral arguments in Multnomah case

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WHO:  ADF Senior Counsel Jordan Lorence
WHAT:  Answering media questions following oral arguments in Li v. State of Oregon
WHEN:  Immediately following oral arguments, which begin at 1:00 p.m. PST
WHERE:  Outside the Supreme Court building in Salem

SALEM, Ore.—Alliance Defense Fund Senior Counsel Jordan Lorence will be available to answer questions from the media outside the Supreme Court building immediately following today’s oral arguments in the Li v. State of Oregon case.  Oral arguments begin at 1:00 p.m. PST.

Attorneys allied with ADF will argue in defense of Oregon’s law recognizing marriage as between one man and one woman only.  The court will decide whether Multnomah County exceeded its authority under state law by issuing 3,000 marriage licenses to same-sex couples earlier this year.

“We are asking the court today to dismiss the ACLU’s lawsuit in light of the constitutional amendment approved by the voters.  We are also asking the court to declare invalid the 3,000 marriage licenses Multnomah County issued last spring which, according to existing state law, never should have been allowed,” Lorence said.

Fifty-seven percent of Oregon voters voted in favor of Measure 36, a constitutional amendment recognizing marriage as the union of one man and one woman only, on November 2.

ADF is a legal alliance of Christian attorneys and like-minded organizations defending the right of people to freely live out their faith. Launched in 1994, ADF employs a unique combination of strategy, training, funding, and litigation to protect and preserve religious liberty, the sanctity of life, marriage, and the family.