2014-05-20 06:14:00 by Metro Networks, Inc.
(Portland, OR) -- Oregon's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. That's according to U.S. District Judge Michael McShane, who made the ruling yesterday. Same-sex couples throughout Oregon were lined up in anticipation of McShane's decision and began securing marriage licenses immediately following the ruling. Governor John Kitzhaber calls it "a major step for Oregon and our constant struggle to live up to our ideals of freedom and equality for all.