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Julia Fraser (L) and Jessica Rohrbacher (C) recite wedding vows with Celebrant Holly Pruett (R) at the Melody Ballroom in Portland, Oregon May 19, 2014. A federal judge struck down Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage on Monday, saying it violated the U.S. Constitution, as gay rights activists cheered the long-sought victory and at least one Oregon county began issuing marriage licenses. REUTERS/Steve Dipaola

Same-sex couples wed in Oregon after gay marriage ban lifted

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PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - Gay and lesbian couples clamored to be among the first in Oregon to exchange wedding vows on Monday after a federal judge struck down a state ban on same-sex marriage, sparking a day of celebration amid flowers, cakes and honking car horns.


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