Same-sex marriage now legal in Oklahoma

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Same-sex marriage now legal; marriage licenses issued

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to review Oklahoma same-sex marriage case means gay marriage will start immediately in Oklahoma. Follow photos and updates below as couples head to courthouses across the state for marriage licenses.
FROM LOCAL REPORTS • Modified: October 6, 2014 at 1:20 pm • Published: October 6, 2014
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The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to review Oklahoma same-sex marriage case means gay marriage will start immediately in Oklahoma. Follow photos and updates below as couples head to courthouses across the state for marriage licenses.
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2:36 pm
Gov. Fallin Responds to SCOTUS Decision:

“The people of Oklahoma have the right to determine how marriage is defined. In 2004, Oklahomans exercised that right, voting by a margin of 3-1 to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

“The will of the people has now been overridden by unelected federal justices, accountable to no one. That is both undemocratic and a violation of states’ rights. Rather than allowing states to make their own policies that reflect the values and views of their residents, federal judges have inserted themselves into a state issue to pursue their own agendas.

“Today’s decision has been cast by the media as a victory for gay rights. What has been ignored, however, is the right of Oklahomans – and Americans in every state – to write their own laws and govern themselves as they see fit. Those rights have once again been trampled by an arrogant, out-of -control federal government that wants to substitute Oklahoma values with Washington, D.C. values.”

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