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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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