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Photos: Scenes of Celebration from Oregon

Earlier today, U.S. District Judge Michael McShane ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in two consolidated marriage cases challenging Oregon’s ban on marriage equality, known as Measure 36. Judge McShane’s is the latest in a string of rulings striking down state laws or constitutional amendments that ban marriage for same-sex couples.

Marriage licenses became immediately available to same-sex couples in Oregon today following the Federal Judge's ruling. Click here for more information, and view photos below of Oregonians coming together to celebrate today's marriage equality ruling.

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Marty Rouse, National Field Director; Aubrey Thonvold, OUM Faith Director; Trevor L. Chandler, Associate Regional Field Director

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Reading the Federal Judge's decision

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Plaintiffs Paul Rummell, Ben West and son interviewed shortly after the victory
 

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Plaintiffs Paul and Ben ride with their son to pick up their marriage certificate

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Peter Larson and Nick Hodges, one of the first Oregon couples to get a marriage license

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Jane Paulson and Helen White with son Grady
 

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Expectant moms Pam and Julie Miner

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Plaintiffs Paul Rummell & Ben West, HRC National Field Director Marty Rouse, and staff celebrate the victory

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Portland Mayor Charlie Hales (second from right) and wife Nancy help make history

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2014 Oregon Teacher of the Year Brett Bigham (r) and his husband celebrate today's victory

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Aubrey Thonvold, OUM Faith Director, with Bishop Gene Robinson

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