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2005-09-22 17:25:21

PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - Gay rights activists are suing the state of Oregon, saying that an amendment that voters added to the northwestern state's constitution last year banning gay marriage was unconstitutional. Oregon was among the first states to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples last year, when Portland's Multnomah County issued the licenses to about 3,000 same sex couples before a court put a temporary halt to the marriages. As a lawsuit over the marriages was...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.