The Oregon State Capitol Building in Salem was designed in Art Deco style by architect Francis Keally of the New York firm of Trowbridge & Livingston. It was completed in 1938 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge in Oregon is ready to hear arguments about the state’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, but no one will be in court to defend the measure. Four gay and lesbian couples have filed suit asking a judge to declare the ban unconstitutional and allow same-sex couples to wed. They also want an order that same-sex marriages performed in other states must be recognized in Oregon.The state attorney general, Democrat Ellen Rosenblum, has declined to defend the ban, saying there’s no legal justification for it, so lawyers on both sides of the case essentially agree. Nobody will be defending the law before U.S. District Judge Michael McShane on Wednesday, although a national group opposed to gay marriage is seeking permission to do so later. More