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Gay-marriage ban falls in Oregon

Law violates Constitution, blocked immediately, judge says

Posted: May 20, 2014 at 4:56 a.m.

Ken Brashier (L) and Andrew Wallace (R) pass the time in front of the Multnomah County Recorder's building in Portland, Or. on Monday, May. 19, 2014. The two are awaiting a ruling in the Marriage Equality case, so they can go into the building and get their marriage licenses. A ruling in that case is expected on Monday. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

SAN FRANCISCO -- Oregon's gay-marriage ban, which wasn't defended by state officials, was struck down Monday by a federal judge, adding to a spate of court victories across the country for supporters of same-sex unions.

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