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<p>Lisa, the owner of Cupcake Jones, delivers cupcakes Monday in support of marriage equality.</p>

Lisa, the owner of Cupcake Jones, delivers cupcakes Monday in support of marriage equality.

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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.