On Monday afternoon, a federal judge struck down Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban, the 13th straight win for the movement since a key Supreme Court decision in June. (That ruling, striking a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act, armed same-sex marriage supporters with the judicial reasoning and precedent to make their case against state marriage bans.)
Soon after Monday’s ruling was announced, gay couples began getting married. Below is a series of photos from hours after the ruling.
Federal judge strikes down Oregon ban on same-sex marriage
Timeline: The 12 federal rulings against gay marriage bans since June
Supporters of same-sex marriage wait at the Multnomah Building in Portland, Ore., before the judge’s ruling was announced. (Faith Cathcart/The Oregonian via AP) Attorney Misha Isaak reads from a federal judge’s decision striking down Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage as couples react at the headquarters of Oregon United for Marriage. (Gosia Wozniacka/AP) Stephanie Steele, left, and Amy Stinnett kiss under a rainbow umbrella on the steps of the Wayne Morse Federal Courthouse in Eugene, Ore., after the ruling was announced. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP ) Portland city commissioner Nick Fish applauds at the offices of Oregon United for Marriage following the judge’s ruling. (Stephanie Yao Long/The Oregonian via AP) Gay and lesbian couples and supporters react to the news of the ruling at the headquarters of Oregon United for Marriage. (Gosia Wozniacka/AP) Benjamin West, left, talks to an reporter aside son Jay Rummell-West and partner Paul Rummell. (Michael Lloyd/The Oregonian via AP) Jeff Salchenberg, left, kisses Paul Reinwand after getting married at the Melody Ballroom in Portland, Ore. (Steve Dykes/AP) Julia Fraser, left, and Jessica Rohrbacher get married by Celebrant Holly Pruett at the Melody Ballroom in Portland, Ore. (Steve Dykes/AP) Julie Engbloom, left, and Laurie Brown kiss each other after getting married at the Melody Ballroom in Portland, Ore. (Steve Dykes/AP) Julie Engbloom, left, and Laurie Brown, right, celebrate getting married by Judge Beth A. Allen at the Melody Ballroom. (Steve Dykes/AP) Omar Mendoza, left, and Rodolfo Navarro sign papers at the Washington County Services Building in Hillsboro, Ore. They were the first same-sex couple to come into the building to get a marriage license. (Benjamin Brink/The Oregonian via AP)