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Oklahoma House Panel Approves Bill To Punish Licensing Of Gay Marriage

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

(Removes sentence in paragraph 2 that "the ban remains in effect pending an appeal," which is incorrect) By By Heide Brandes ...

Oklahoma House Approves Bill Allowing Ministers To Refuse To Perform Gay Marriages

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

The Oklahoma House of Representatives approved a bill on Thursday that would allow ministers to refuse to perform gay marriages, according to the AP. ...

Sally Kern, Please Forgive Me

Dillon Peña | Posted 01.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Dillon Peña

Sally Kern, I repent for the amount of dislike I had in my heart towards you, because I realized you don't know God. Because, if you do know God like I do then you must realize the hate that has spewed from you is a turnoff for those who desire to be Christ-like.

"One Day I'm Gonna Marry You In Oklahoma!" Thank You, Mary and Sharon Bishop-Baldwin!

Eric Himan | Posted 12.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Eric Himan

This weekend has to be the best moment I've ever had on stage. In front of a hometown crowd in Tulsa, Oklahoma, opening for one of my biggest musical influences, the great Ani DiFranco, I was able to shout to the rooftops, that I was legally married to my husband, Ryan.

Oklahoma's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Overturned

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban has been overturned. On Friday, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an earlier ruling that struck down t...

The Marriage Equality Movement Takes On Oklahoma

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics

As the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reviews an Oklahoma lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on same-sex unions, a new statewide television ad ...

Oklahoma Gay Marriage Case Goes Before U.S. Appeals Court

AP | KRISTI EATON and NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed que...

Gay Marriage's Winning Streak To Be Tested In Higher Court

AP | BRADY MCCOMBS and NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — The gay rights movement's winning streak in same-sex marriage lawsuits faces its biggest test yet in Denver where a federal appeals co...

Lawyers File Brief Against Gay Marriage On Grounds Of Procreation

AP | KRISTI EATON | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Marriage exists for its procreative potential, not just as recognition of a loving relationship between two people, and the U.S...

Gay Marriage Opponents Scrambling After Series Of Court Setbacks

AP | DAVID A. LIEB and DAVID CRARY and RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Opponents of same-sex marriage are scrambling to find effective responses, in Congress and state legislatures, to a rash ...

State Lawmakers Consider Preventing ALL Marriage

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

One Oklahoma state lawmaker has proposed legislation that would throw out all marriage in the Sooner State. Rep. Mike Turner (R-Edmond) told News 9...

Dueling Marriage Victories in the Midwest

Matt Baume | Posted 03.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2014-01-21-Afervid2014120small.pngIt's difficult to overstate just how important last week's victory in Oklahoma is. And it's the second time in recent weeks that a federal court has overturned bans on marriage equality in this circuit.

The March to Equality in Red States

Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara

The recent rulings in Utah and Oklahoma do not change the law in the South. However, they do inspire hope as we keep pushing for LGBT equality across a region where anti-LGBT discrimination persists in every area of life -- employment, health care, adoption and marriage.

Oklahoma Lawmaker: 'Homosexuality Is Not A Civil Right, It's A Human Wrong'

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

A number of conservative voices are expressing disappointment over Oklahoma's surprise ruling on same-sex marriage earlier this week. Oklahoma Sta...

Gay Marriage Rulings In Oklahoma, Utah Build Momentum

AP | BRADY McCOMBS and SEAN MURPHY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In less than a month, two federal judges have struck down state bans on gay marriage for the same reason, concluding that they ...

It's Time for Progressive Christians to Take a Stand for Marriage Equality

Derek Penwell | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion
Derek Penwell

We liberal religious folks have too often ceded the cultural playing field to fundamentalist activists, who've organized themselves for the purposes of advocacy. It's time for progressive Christians to stand up and let their voices be heard.

Dear Oklahoma and Utah: 'Karma's a Bitch. Love, California.'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

In an interview with me at the 2008 RNC, Sally Kern repeated a line she'd said before, that "we're becoming so open-minded that our brains are falling out." Well, Kern's brain must be toppling all over the sidewalk, after a federal judge in Oklahoma ruled yesterday that the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.

Oklahoma Gay Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional By Judge

Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

A judge has ruled Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional, Tulsa World reports. U.S. Senior District Judge Terence Kern made the ruling, wh...

Oklahoma Gay Marriage Ban Lawsuit Still Pending 9 Years Later

AP | KRISTI EATON | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two same-sex couples who sued for the right to marry in conservative Oklahoma knew it would be a struggle, but they couldn't hav...

Gay Oklahoma Couple Marry Under Native American Tribal Law

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

By Heide Brandes EL RENO, Okla., Nov 1 (Reuters) - In a small chapel at historic Fort Reno, a same-sex couple has exchanged wedding vo...