Supreme Court Urged to Hear Historic Oklahoma Gay Rights Case

Source:   Christ Castell/NewsOk WASHINGTON — The Tulsa County couple who challenged Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage nearly 10 years ago urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to use the case to decide the issue for the entire nation. Mary Bishop and Sharon Baldwin, who have won favorable rulings this year from a federal judge in Tulsa and a federal …

President Obama Issues Executive Order Outlawing Employment Discrimination Against Gay, Transgender Americans

Source: NEDRA PICKLER/Associated Press via Tulsa World WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the federal government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the “irrefutable rightness of your cause.” “America’s federal contracts should not subsidize discrimination against the American people,” Obama declared at a White House …