Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on May 19th, 2014 at 4:13 pm
— Pdx Pedicab (@pdx_pedicab) May 19, 2014
It’s a huge day for gay couples in Oregon, as a U.S. District Court judge ruled that our existing ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.
All afternoon our Twitter stream has been filled with celebrations, congratulations, historic headlines, and photos of very happy couples.
Since the decision was widely expected, many couples lined up at the Multnomah County Courthouse on SE Hawthorne to get married as soon as possible. While there’s obviously no direct connection between this ruling and bicycling, we did notice that local pedicab operators have played a big role in all the weddings. Several of them waited on the curb outside the courthouse and rode newly married couples to nearby Melody Ballroom which has been buzzing all day with wedding ceremonies.
Here’s a great shot from the Oregon United for Marriage Facebook page that sums it all up…