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Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 4:47 a.m.
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Court rules for gay marriage in Oklahoma case

By The Associated Press

This article was published July 18, 2014 at 11:01 a.m.

DENVER — A federal appeals court Friday ruled Oklahoma must allow gay couples to wed, marking the second time it has found the U.S. Constitution protects same-sex marriage.

The decision from a three-judge panel in Denver upholds rulings that struck down Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban.

The 2-1 ruling comes after the same panel ruled June 25 that Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage violates the Constitution. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel put its Oklahoma and Utah rulings on hold pending an appeal.

Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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23cal says... July 18, 2014 at 1:48 p.m.

I felt a great disturbance in the force, as if millions of Oklahomans cried out, and were suddenly silenced by a federal court ruling.
What is this, 19 activist judges IN A ROW? How coincidental, right?

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djigoo says... July 18, 2014 at 3:02 p.m.

I'd love to see Sally Kern's hateful face right now.

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RBBrittain says... July 18, 2014 at 7:15 p.m.

@23cal: I'm sure preachers will keep on preaching against homosexuality. But what about the "great disturbance in the force" among gay & lesbian citizens who were silenced from expressing their love the same way opposite-sex couples often do -- through marriage? Fundamental rights like marriage (or for that matter, preaching against homosexuality) CANNOT be put before a popular vote; what's popular today may NOT be so popular tomorrow. That's what 19 judges in a row (many NOT so "activist") have ruled to preserve...

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23cal says... July 18, 2014 at 9:12 p.m.

RBBrittain....the 'activist' was tongue in cheek because the wingers always accuse the judges of being "activist" when the decisions don't go their way, regardless of how many in a row, whether it is 19 or 190. The "great disturbance in the force" was poking fun because so many of the wingers treat equal rights for homosexuals as equal to blowing up Alderaan.

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Dontsufferfools says... July 18, 2014 at 9:30 p.m.

I hope Oklahoma signed on to Obamacare, because when the kids come home from school and read the newspaper to their parents, there are going to be a lot of heart attacks and strokes.

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