Oklahoma GOP Lawmaker Proposes Banning All Marriages to Keep Gay Marriage Out: VIDEO
Oklahoma Rep. Mike Turner is proposing a bill that would prevent the state from recognizing any marriages as a response to a federal judge's ruling striking down the state's ban earlier this month.
Turner says it's an attempt to keep same-sex marriage illegal in Oklahoma while satisfying the U.S. Constitution. Critics are calling it a political stunt while supporters say it's what Oklahomans want. "[My constituents are] willing to have that discussion about whether marriage needs to be regulated by the state at all," Turner said.
Other conservative lawmakers feel the same way, according to Turner.
"Would it be realistic for the State of Oklahoma to say, ‘We're not going to do marriage period,'" asked News 9's Michael Konopasek.
"That would definitely be a realistic opportunity, and it's something that would be part of the discussion," Turner answered.
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