1. bobbyjoe says

    If the Republicans are going to push through anti-gay legislation and the numbers are so that they’ll pass it no matter what, it’s much stronger symbolically for equality-supporting legislators to make a dramatic gesture and stand for equality rather than just letting the news media rush over the story by just stating there was a 84-29 vote. If the GOP is going to continue to be hateful bigots, then rub their noses in it– don’t pretend like it’s some respectable common vote.

  2. JONES says

    “I just don’t understand it … why there’s no hate in this bill.”

    Stoopid & brazen.

    Hear this SCOTUS ? This is the answer to your ‘falling over themselves’ to show support for protection of the LBGT community against hatred and bigotry.

    The Oklahoma senates action reflects perfectly how we’re so politically powerful that our civil rights don’t need federal scrutiny.

  3. Jim Stone says

    Another waste of taxpayer’s money! Why aren’t they working on creating jobs? This is GREAT fuel for their opponents in the next election!!!

  4. Brian says

    I guess it doesn’t matter much either way, since the measure would have won overwhelmingly with or without the dissenting Democrats. But does the leader of the walkouts really believe that by voting no on the bill, she would have been giving the bill credibility, and, even, stranger, she’d be considered a co-author of it? I thought no means no, and I don’t see how voting no would be construed as co-authoring the bill. Seems marginally better to show there are at least a few decent legislators in Oklahoma rather than handing the bad guys a unanimous victory.

  5. bobbyjoe says


    Just voting “no” would have been business-as-usual and would have implied that this was just another vote, ho hum. Standing up and walking out not only garners more news coverage, it’s also a strong statement that people are starting to say “we’re not putting up with this sh*t anymore.” It was exactly the right thing to do in this case.

  6. jamal49 says

    So, will this be “one man, one woman, and only one marriage”? Or, will it be “one man, one woman, and get married and divorced and remarried as many times as you like”?


  7. Bill S. says

    Same-sex marriage and any similar unions are prohibited by Oklahoma statute AND the Oklahoma Constitution. So they really need to pass this a third time??

  8. TonyJazz says

    I’ve spent time in Oklahoma.

    I think I spent enough time already in Oklahoma. Shame on people who supported this measure of hatred!

    (I know many people in that state are good people….. It’s just that they are a minority there….)

  9. Bill Perdue says

    A bit over half of the Democrats walked out – the rest stayed and voted for the resolution.

    Democrats are Republicans in drag.

    After 17 years the Democrats still refuse to repeal Bill Clintons DOMA and to enact ENDA.

    Democrats, as a party, are bigots.

  10. DC Arnold says

    Please remember OK birthed the Senator who told a reporter that the gun legislation in the Senate had nothing to do with the New Town families duped by Obama.

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