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Oregon same-sex marriage ruling expected at noon

Oregon same-sex marriage ruling expected at noon

A federal judge is expected to rule Monday on whether Oregon's same-sex marriage ban is constitutional. The drama will begin at noon, U.S. District Judge Michael McShane announced last week. Gay and lesbian advocates in one of the nation's more liberal-leaning states have faced off with Catholics and conservatives who have dug in their heels to protect the state constitutional ban that Oregon voters approved a decade ago. But in light of developments over the last year, the only surprise might come if McShane does not rule the state's ban unconstitutional. Since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act last summer, not a single...

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