2014-02-21 10:48:00 by Metro Networks, Inc.
(Salem, OR) -- Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum says her office will not defend the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in federal court. Rosenblum says Oregon will continue to prohibit gay marriage until the courts or voters rule otherwise. Two federal lawsuits challenging the state's gay-marriage ban are pending. The Oregon Family Council, which opposes gay marriage, says Rosenblum is ignoring her duty to defend the Oregon Constitution and the will of the majority of voters who approved Measure 36 ten years ago.