Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern, who sparked outrage among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates in 2008 when she announced "the homosexual agenda is just destroying this nation," re-iterated those views in a new interview with local news channel News on 6.
"Homosexuality is not a civil right, it's a human wrong," she said.
Kern then went on to note, "Homosexuals are saying, 'This is who we are. This is how we're born.' You tell a lie long enough, people start to believe it."
Echoing Kern's sentiments as part of the same broadcast was former state lawmaker James Williamson, who drafted Oklahoma's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in 2004. Still, Williamson said the new ruling didn't surprise him.
Although U.S. District Judge Terrence Kern ruled that Oklahoma's gay marriage ban violated the U.S. Constitution Jan. 14, same-sex marriages won't be taking place in the state for quite some time. The ruling is expected to be fought in court, according to reports.