Oklahoma's Gay Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

Published 07/18 2014 12:05PM

Updated 07/18 2014 12:09PM

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has made a major ruling in the case of Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriage.

The ruling states Oklahoma’s law is unconstitutional, saying same-sex couples have a Constitutional right to marry.

“Oklahoma’s efforts to retain its definition of marriage are benign, and very much unlike race-based restrictions on marriage invalidated in Loving v. Virginia,” the court ruled.

It continued by saying, “The court shortchanges the analysis of whether the fundamental right to marriage includes same-gender couples by asserting, “one might just as easily have argued that interracial couples are by definition excluded from the institution of marriage.”

Read more from KFOR.

Copyright 2015 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Featured Coupon