Following U.S. District Court Judge Michael McShane's ruling back in May striking down Oregon's ban on gay marriage, the National Organization for Marriage asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to halt the decision. Two weeks ago, a three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit denied NOM its request, leading to the anti-gay organization to now ask the full Ninth Circuit Court to reconsider the decision.
The Oregonian reports:
NOM unsuccessfully sought to gain standing to appeal McShane's decision. But McShane denied the group's attempt to intervene in the case and NOM has so far failed to find any success on appeal.
In its latest petition, NOM said the lack of an opposing party in the Oregon litigation is part of a dangerous trend "threatening the very adversarial nature of our system of justice."
In February, Oregon's Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced she would no longer defend the state's gay marriage ban in court.