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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Oklahoma's Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down

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A federal judge ruled today that Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution.

U.S. District Judge Terrence Kern immediately stayed his ruling pending appeals, meaning same-sex marriage in Oklahoma won’t happen right away.  The lawsuit was filed by two same-sex couples who sued for the right to marry and to have the state of Oklahoma recognize their marriage from another jurisdiction.

See Federal Judge Strikes Down Okla. Same-Sex Marriage Ban, Fox News, Jan. 14, 2014.

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.

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