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Oregon judge upholds rights for gay couples

By Lyle Denniston
Globe Correspondent / April 21, 2004

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WASHINGTON — A state judge in Oregon yesterday ordered the Legislature to establish civil unions for same-sex couples or open marriage to them. In an opinion that probably will send the issue on to the Oregon Supreme Court, Multnomah County Circuit Judge Frank L. Bearden in Portland ruled that same-sex couples in the state have a right to the same ... (Full Article: 945 Words)

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