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From the Human Rights Campaign (hrc.org):

Today U.S. District Judge Terence Kern ruled that Oklahoma’s ban on marriage equality is unconstitutional.  His ruling is stayed pending appeal, meaning marriages will not occur immediately in the Sooner State.

HRC President Chad Griffin issued the following statement:

“Judge Kern has come to the conclusion that so many have before him – that the fundamental equality of lesbian and gay couples is guaranteed by the United States Constitution.  With last year’s historic victories at the Supreme Court guiding the way, it is clear that we are on a path to full and equal citizenship for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.  Equality is not just for the coasts anymore, and today’s news from Oklahoma shows that time has come for fairness and dignity to reach every American in all 50 states.”

Two plaintiff couples, Mary Bishop and Sharon Baldwin and Gay Phillips and Susan Barton, filed their case, Bishop v. Oklahoma, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma in November 2004.  Lead counsel in the case are Don Holladay and James Warner of the Oklahoma City law firm Holladay & Chilton PLLC.    

http://www.hrc.org/...

Update 1:

From the comments, ontheleftcoast has crafted the perfect new slogan for the Oklahoma Board of Tourism:

It's OK to be Gay!

Originally posted to Animal Nuz on Tue Jan 14, 2014 at 02:24 PM PST.

Also republished by Kossacks for Marriage Equality, Daily Kos Weight Loss, Good News, and Oklahoma Roundup.

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