Court Makes Major Ruling On Oklahoma’s Gay Marriage Ban

Gay Marriage

OKLAHOMA (KFOR) – The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has made a big ruling on a case involving the Oklahoma gay marriage ban, according to a report from affiliate station KFOR.

The ruling states that’s Oklahoma’s law is unconstitutional, saying, that gay couples have a right to be married, and that right is protected by the constitution, the report states.

“The Court has been vigilant in striking down impermissible constraints on the right to marriage, but there is nothing in the earlier cases suggesting that marriage has historically been defined as only an emotional union among willing adults,” the ruling states.

A federal judge already ruled Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional in January, according to KFOR.

Court officials in LeFlore and Sequoyah counties told 5NEWS they were unsure how they were going to proceed with the issue of same-sex marriage licenses at this time, but they were looking into it.

To read the full story on our affiliate station’s website KFOR – Channel 4, click here.


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