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Federal Judge Strikes Down Oklahoma’s ‘irrational’ Marriage Equality Ban

An amendment to Oklahoma’s state constitution banning marriage equality was ruled unconstitutional yesterday, though the ruling will not take effect immediately.
Federal Judge Strikes Down Oklahoma’s ‘irrational’ Marriage Equality Ban
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Via Raw Story :

A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that an amendment to Oklahoma’s state constitution banning marriage equality is unconstitutional, though the ruling will not take effect immediately.

The New York Times reported that U.S. District Court Judge Terence C. Kern wrote in his ruling that Question 711 was “an arbitrary, irrational exclusion of just one class of Oklahoma citizens from a governmental benefit.” The bill was approved by 76 percent of voters in November 2004.

Ryan Kiesel, who leads the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) Oklahoma chapter, celebrated the ruling in a statement releas...

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