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Same-sex couples marry in Oregon as judge strikes down state ban
Same-sex couples marry in Oregon as judge strikes down state ban

For Portland attorney Julie Engbloom, "the biggest stress of the last 48 hours" wasn't waiting for U.S. District Judge Michael McShane to decide whether to overturn Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage. It wasn't whether she had popped the question to the right woman — Laurie Brown has been her partner for 10 years. "I have no doubts in Laurie," Engbloom said Monday. "I have very little doubt in Judge McShane. ... The biggest question was, 'Oh, my God, what to wear?'" Engbloom and Brown were among the first same-sex couples to wed Monday, tying the knot within an hour of McShane's noon decision that Oregon's law was...

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