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I live in Oklahoma- think it matters to me? Nope. I voted for the person who best represented what I want my city to do. Norman, Oklahoma- we're at least a bit more liberal than the stereotype our state has earned.

Tom isn't the first gay elected official in Oklahoma, but it is believed that he is the first elected official in Oklahoma to be married to a person of the same sex. And he's my city councilman.

Norman councilor weds longtime same-sex partner.

I'm a U.S. Navy Veteran, I'm also straight- which has nothing to do with this. But I voted for the person who best served our community's interests - I voted for Tom, and I will do so for any office he runs for. (FYI, I also have a respectable Democratic state legislature representative (also a personal acquaintance) who generally thinks along the same lines as me.)

I've been involved in Oklahoma politics for many years and I served on the state's Democratic Party central committee. I love my state and my liberal voting pattern...

And I love that my friends were married (even if in another state), and that one of them is my city councilman.

Congrats Tom Kovach and Will Weir!

Originally posted to imobannon on Sun Nov 17, 2013 at 08:48 PM PST.

Also republished by Kossacks for Marriage Equality and Oklahoma Roundup.

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