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Rev. Chuck Currie, from the Center for Peace and Spirituality at Pacific University, said he was honored to marry same-sex couples Monday on the same day Oregon’s ban on gay marriages was struck down.

Rev. Chuck Currie, from the Center for Peace and Spirituality at Pacific University, said he was honored to marry same-sex couples Monday on the same day Oregon’s ban on gay marriages was struck down.

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Same-sex couples take vows as marriage ban lifted

Same-sex couples raced to pick up marriage licenses and get married Monday after a federal judge struck down Oregon's voter-approved ban on gay marriage, saying it is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Michael McShane said the 2004 ban unconstitutionally discriminates against same-sex couples and ordered the state not to enforce it. State officials earlier refused to defend the constitutional ban in court.