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Same-sex showdown

Voters in 2004 overwhelmingly approved a ban on same-sex marriage, but a state judge ruled in January that the ban was unconstitutional. The issue was argued in front of the court of appeals on April 17, marking only the second time a state same-sex marriage case has been heard by a federal court. James Campbell,

Circuit Court hears case for Oklahoma’s same-sex marriage ban

Voters in 2004 overwhelmingly approved a ban on same-sex marriage, but a state judge ruled in January that the ban was unconstitutional. The issue was in front of the Court of Appeal, marking just the second time a state same-sex marriage case has been heard by a federal court. James Campbell, an attorney representing the

Five things to know about Thursday’s same-sex marriage hearing

U.S. District Judge Terence Kern ruled earlier this year that Oklahoma’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Kern’s ruling was immediately stayed, and an appeal was filed with the federal appeals court in Denver. It could take months for the circuit court to issue a ruling on Oklahoma’s case, and many believe the issue

National spotlight

“There were some arm hairs standing straight up,” joked Baldwin, who lives with Bishop in Broken Arrow, a suburb of Tulsa. April 17 is only the second time they will be present for a hearing in their 10-year case for marriage equality. The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver will hear oral arguments

Women in Oklahoma lawsuit to allow gay marriage will be in OKC on Saturday

Mary Bishop, Sharon Baldwin, Sue Barton and Gay Phillips, all of Tulsa, sued the state and federal governments for the right to marry and for recognition of the marriages of same-gender couples nearly a decade ago. “It is expected that matters surrounding the state’s same-sex constitutional marriage ban will begin to move very quickly in

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