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10th Circuit Upholds Ruling Striking Down Oklahoma Gay Marriage Ban


The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld U.S. District Judge Terence Kern's January ruling striking down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage, Tulsa World reports:

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the ban violates the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection under the law for everyone.

The court stayed its opinion, pending an expected appeal.

A three-judge panel of the Denver-based court ruled 2-1 in the Oklahoma case after the same panel ruled June 25 that Utah's ban on same-sex marriage violates the Constitution.

The ban was challenged in 2004 in lawsuits by two Tulsa-area lesbian couples, the day after Oklahoma voters approved adding it as an amendment to the state constitution. The ban passed by a 76 percent landslide.

Read the ruling HERE.

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  1. Fantastic news, wonderful news. I am very happy for all my Oklahoma friends! Let the wedding bells ring!

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jul 18, 2014 12:19:11 PM

  2. Eat it, Sally Kern! HAHAHAHAHA!

    Posted by: Kieran | Jul 18, 2014 12:36:45 PM

  3. Just waiting for Fallon to declare all marriages null and void so as to avoid having to recognize same sex couples.

    Posted by: LiamB | Jul 18, 2014 12:44:59 PM

  4. They kinds look like they could be Sally Kern's sisters.

    Posted by: Moretruth | Jul 18, 2014 12:46:34 PM

  5. Having lived at 61st and Peoria, a square mile diagonal from Oral Roberts University [and Lord, thanks for taking him when you finally did], this one blows my mind like even the Utah decision didn't.

    It should have been "sooner" in the Sooner state, but it is high time.

    Posted by: ben~andy | Jul 18, 2014 12:55:26 PM

  6. Smoke that, Sally Kern! Love it.

    Posted by: johnny | Jul 18, 2014 1:34:29 PM

  7. That piercing noise you hear is Sally Kern's head....imploding. Suck it Sister Kern.

    Posted by: Ted | Jul 18, 2014 2:00:50 PM

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