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Same-sex couples see marriage ruling as a 'good victory'

by Tiffany Gibson Modified: January 15, 2014 at 1:40 pm •  Published: January 15, 2014

For today’s Vine, we decided to feature the story about a federal judge’s decision to strike down Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage, calling it unconstitutional.

Washington Bureau reporter Chris Casteel reports Senior U.S. District Judge Terrence C. Kern, ruling more than nine years after Oklahoma voters overwhelmingly approved a statewide question to prohibit same-sex marriage, said the ban discriminated against same-sex couples for no rational reason.

After dissecting the arguments supporters voiced to justify the ban, Kern said that “moral disapproval of homosexuals as a class, or same-sex marriage as a practice, is not a permissible justification.”

by Tiffany Gibson
Assistant Enterprise Editor
Tiffany Gibson has worked for the Oklahoman since August 2011 and is a member of the enterprise team and digital desk. In addition to writing and web editing, she also creates multimedia features for the website and maintains social media...
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