The Oklahoma House yesterday voted 84-0 in favor of a resolution backing one man-one woman marriage but not before half of the chamber's 29 Democrats walked out instead of voting.
The resolution's sponsor State Rep. Bob Cleveland told KOCO: "There's been a few emails saying that I'm spewing hate. I didn't say anything about hate. There's no hate in there at all."
He can't understand why anybody might have walked out.
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The AP adds:
Oklahoma state Rep. Kay Floyd of Oklahoma City, who is openly gay, walked out of the chamber when the vote was called, as did more than a dozen other Democrats. State Rep. Richard Morrissette, D-Oklahoma City, and 13 other Democrats voted for the resolution.
In a brief interview after the vote, Floyd said she walked out rather than vote on the resolution because when you vote "you give it credence, you give it some sort of credibility. So my statement was going to be that no, I'm not going to be a co-author. I'm not going to have anything to do with it."