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Federal Judge Strikes Down Oklahoma's Same-Sex Marriage Ban!!! Get The Glorious Deets HERE!

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AH-MAZING!

A federal judge just struck down Oklahoma's ban against same-sex marriage and we think this is a huge victory for those who support everyone's right to love!!!

In U.S. District Judge Terrence Kern's 68-page ruling, he said he struck down the law — originally passed in 2004 — because it violated our U.S. Constitution's equal protection clause!

He admitted the ban was "an arbitrary, irrational exclusion of just one class of Oklahoma citizens from a governmental benefit" and then wrote:

"Excluding same-sex couples from marriage has done little to keep Oklahoma families together thus far, as Oklahoma consistently has one of the highest divorce rates in the country… Equal protection is at the very heart of our legal system and central to our consent to be governed. It is not a scarce commodity to be meted out begrudgingly or in short portions. Therefore, the majority view in Oklahoma must give way to individual constitutional rights."

We agree completely!!!

This is especially encouraging news considering another super conservative state, Utah, also struck down a similar ban on same-sex marriages last month!

Unfortunately, same sex couples won't be able to get married in OK just yet — the judge has stayed his ruling in anticipation of an appeal.

Hopefully the appeal process will be over quickly and everyone who loves each other in Oklahoma will be able to marry!

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7 comments to “Federal Judge Strikes Down Oklahoma's Same-Sex Marriage Ban!!! Get The Glorious Deets HERE!”



  1. 1

    whoo whoo, more queers.



  2. 2

    Cue Freddy Mercury singing "Another one bites the dust!"



  3. 3

    I live in Oklahoma and am not gay but I am thrilled the judge struck it down. I am tired of fellow Oklahomans living in the damn dark. Maybe they can finally join the real world!!!



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  6. rle0286 says – reply to this


    6

    I'm originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma and now live in Dallas, Texas. I can't say how proud I am that Oklahoma is taking a stance for equality. This is huge since Oklahoma is so conservative; However, I think our country would be surprised of the huge LGBT support you find within its two major cities (Tulsa and OKC.) Unfortunately people are always going to hate and not support equality, but I hope that Oklahoma can pull through and be one of the many states where same-sex marriage is legal. To all my fellow Oklahoman's, keep fighting and stay strong! I'm so proud and excited to see the continual growth of Oklahoma's support for equality!!!!



  7. 7

    Awesome week for Oklahoma, eh? First that sweet Satan statue and now this?!

    P.S. - Mary Fallin is an undercover lesbian. She used to spend weekends at Groendyke Ranch skinny dipping and riding horseback naked with this other lesbian I know. Believe it or don't, but that's the truth. Hand to God.

    "The lady doth protest too much, methinks…"