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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...