Oklahoma's Gay Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

Oklahoma's Gay Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

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

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