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    This Is What Marriage Equality In Oregon Looks Like

    Same-sex couples married in Oregon on Monday immediately after a federal judge ruled the state's ban on such marriages is unconstitutional.

    A federal judge struck down Oregon's ban on marriage for same-sex couples Monday, and with the state's decision not to appeal the ruling, marriages began immediately after noon local time.

    We did it, #Oregon. Together we made history𠅊nd together, we secured the freedom to marry! #OR4M #lgbt

    Oregon United@OR4Marriage

    We did it, #Oregon. Together we made historyð …Šnd together, we secured the freedom to marry! #OR4M #lgbt

    3:15 PM - 19 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Julie Engbloom (left) and Laurie Brown (right) were married at the Melody Ballroom in Portland. They were the first same-sex couple to wed after the ruling, according to Oregon United for Marriage.

    And here they are, embracing.

    Jeff Salchenberg (left) and Paul Reinwand (right) kissed and embraced after they were married in Portland.

    And here's another couple, Julia Fraser (left) and Jessica Rohrbacher (right), during their marriage ceremony.

    Many same-sex couples lined up outside the offices of county recorders prior to the ruling, hoping to be among the first to receive marriage licenses.

    Paul Rummell and Benjamin West, one of the couples who brought the lawsuit challenging the ban, took a pedicab to a nearby county recorder to apply for their marriage license.

    Plaintiff couple Paul & Ben, along w/ their son Jay, are on their way to apply for their marriage license now! #OR4M

    Oregon United@OR4Marriage

    Plaintiff couple Paul & Ben, along w/ their son Jay, are on their way to apply for their marriage license now! #OR4M

    4:43 PM - 19 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Here they are filling out the marriage license application.

    ACLU plaintiffs Paul & Ben, with their son, applying for their marriage license. #outforfreedom #or4m

    ACLU of Oregon@ACLU_OR

    ACLU plaintiffs Paul & Ben, with their son, applying for their marriage license. #outforfreedom #or4m

    5:24 PM - 19 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    And, then, they were finally married.

    After defeating #OR's marriage ban in court, plaintiff couple Paul & Ben are now legally married! #OR4M #lgbt

    Oregon United@OR4Marriage

    After defeating #OR's marriage ban in court, plaintiff couple Paul & Ben are now legally married! #OR4M #lgbt

    5:46 PM - 19 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite