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Oklahoma same-sex marriage appeal will be put on fast track

by Chris Casteel Published: January 28, 2014
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The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to hear the appeal of Oklahoma’s same-sex marriage case on an expedited basis.

In an order, the court also said the Oklahoma case would be assigned to the same panel of judges hearing an appeal from Utah. In both states, a federal judge struck down laws banning same-sex marriage.

The Utah and Oklahoma cases will be heard separately, according to the order, and not combined into one case.

by Chris Casteel
Washington Bureau
Chris Casteel began working for The Oklahoman's Norman bureau in 1982 while a student at the University of Oklahoma. After covering the police beat, federal courts and the state Legislature in Oklahoma City, he moved to Washington in 1990, where...
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