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Gay marriage anniversary around the corner

Associated Press

It's been just about a year since the Multnomah County Commissioners allowed gay couples to get county marriage licenses.

The practice was halted after six weeks, and has since spawned a constitutional amendment and a lawsuit.

Still, the county commissioners want to celebrate the anniversary.

They are asking same-sex couples to collect their photographs and written memories of their marriages.

The testimonials will be on display in the lobby of the Multnomah Building during March.

Then, the collection will be turned over to the Oregon Historical Society.

The goal is for the collection to be a resource for future generations.

In those six weeks in 2004, Multnomah County issued marriage licenses to 3,022 same-sex couples.
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