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Sharon and Mary Bishop-Baldwin spent nearly 10 years in a legal battle to win the right to marry. | Photo Gazette / file

New book Becoming Brave tells the story behind marriage equality in Oklahoma

New book Becoming Brave tells the story behind marriage equality in Oklahoma

Both Sharon and Mary Bishop-Baldwin worked for Tulsa World during their yearslong legal battle.

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Commentary: It’s about people

The U.S. Supreme Court made headlines over the past few weeks as it rendered decisions on the highly charged issues of healthcare, marriage equality and the death penalty. It also rendered another ruling that generated comparatively fewer headlines but might ultimately have the biggest impact on the landscape of politics for future generations. In the

A giant step toward equality

The excitement of that day culminated in an incredible celebration of justice at the Cimarron Alliance Equality Center. Nearly 500 people gathered to laugh, cry, hug one another and lift up the day as a defining moment in American history. The ruling of the court, we all realized, moved the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender

It’s a blessing

“What we are doing is blessing a commitment, not conferring legal or civil rights,” he said. “This is not a wedding.” The publication of the documents follows a nine-month study by a committee Konieczny had formed to respond to Resolution A049. At the 2012 general convention, the Episcopal Church USA, or ECUSA, approved the resolution

Let them eat cake, eventually

Credit: Brad Gregg Silver used current polling, trending data and a bunch of other math-type stuff to project when each state would approve same-sex union According to his figures, Oklahomans in same-sex partnerships still have plenty of time — roughly seven years — to plan their state-sanctioned nuptials. If you can believe Silver and the

Marriage equality is up for grabs

The Supreme Court justices (in that very same Supreme Court building) are presently considering California’s Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage. They are also considering the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as between one man and one woman. Interestingly, attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies jointly filed the federal lawsuit that brought

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