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Oklahoma Lawyers Launch Coalition Group in Support of Marriage Equality

The Associated Press reports that some 85 attorneys from across Oklahoma are joining a coalition in support of marriage equality.

Screen Shot 2014-06-23 at 5.56.31 PMThe group Oklahoma Lawyers for Marriage is launching its website on Monday and supports the idea that all marriages should be legally recognized.

One of the attorneys is Democratic state Rep. Emily Virgin of Norman who says she's joining the coalition because she believes marriage equality is "a matter of fairness under the law."

In January, a federal judge struck down Oklahoma‚Äôs voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. That case is currently before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals awaiting further ruling. 

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  1. It's always bothered me that anti-equality groups say they're for marriage when in fact they're only for marriage for certain people. NOM is one example that comes to mind; it's part of their name for heaven's sake. So it makes me extra happy to see a group like Oklahoma Lawyers For Marriage using "for marriage" as part of their name and actually meaning it. In a way it's a subtle dig at NOM, which is even better.

    Posted by: Charles | Jun 24, 2014 4:04:06 PM


  2. Once there's gay marriage in Oklahoma, that will provide additional demand for the "divorce school" which Gov. Mary Fallin and the legislature just required for all divorcing couples with children under 18:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/05/us-usa-oklahoma-divorce-idUSKBN0EG2LV20140605

    Posted by: Profe Sancho Panza | Jun 24, 2014 6:56:45 PM


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