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Justices won't stop gay marriages in Oregon Published: June 4, 2014

WASHINGTON -- The nation's leading advocacy group opposing same-sex marriage lost its effort Wednesday to stop gays and lesbians from marrying in Oregon, USA Today reports.

In a one-line ruling without explanation, the Supreme Court refused to stay a district judge's ruling from last month that cleared the way for same-sex weddings there.

The National Organization for Marriage had sought to block those marriages while continuing its legal effort to intervene in the case. That's because Oregon, unlike most states, did not appeal the judge's decision, according to USA Today.

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