Opponents of Oklahoma’s Same-Sex Marriage Rights Request U.S. Supreme Court Review

Source: CHRIS CASTEEL/NewsOk.com via Tulsa World WASHINGTON — The Tulsa County court clerk asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to review a federal appeals court decision that struck down Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which struck down Oklahoma’s ban last month, removed the right of citizens to debate the issue of same-sex …

Experts Believe Supreme Court Will Decide Constitutionality of Gay Marriage Next Year

Source: CASEY SMITH/Tulsa World It’s likely the U.S. Supreme Court will have ruled on the constitutionality of state bans regarding same sex marriage by this time next year, experts say. But it’s less clear whether the Supreme Court will choose a Tulsa case — Bishop vs. Smith — to consider what will be a landmark decision on marriage equality. On …

Federal Appeal Court Rules Oklahoma’s Ban on Gay Marriage Unconstitutional

Source: ROBERT BOCZKIEWICZ/Tulsa World DENVER — A federal appeals court Friday struck down Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriages. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the ban violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection under the law for everyone. The ban was challenged in 2004 in lawsuits by two Tulsa-area lesbian couples, the day after Oklahoma voters approved …