Friday, January 17, 2014

US Judge Strikes Down Oklahoma's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

US judge strikes down Okla. same-sex marriage ban | CNS News

Gay Marriage-Oklahoma

Last month it was the state of Utah but this week it was the state of Oklahoma.  A federal judge has overturned Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban, which voters approved of in 2004.  U.S. District Judge Terrence Kern immediately stayed his ruling Tuesday, which means there won't be a rush of homosexual couples trying to get married like they did once Utah's ban on same-sex marriage was overturned.  Kern's ruling came by a lawsuit from two lesbian couples over the constitutional amendment approved by Oklahoma voters in 2004.  The measure states that marriage consists of one man and one woman, period.  Kern stated that ban violates the U.S. Constitution's Equal Protection Clause.  To read the full story, click on the above link from CNSNews.com.

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