same-sex marriage http://kgou.org en Federal Judges Reverse Gay-Marriage Bans In Utah, Indiana http://kgou.org/post/federal-judges-reverse-gay-marriage-bans-utah-indiana <strong>This post updated at 4:00 p.m. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:58:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 32065 at http://kgou.org Federal Judges Reverse Gay-Marriage Bans In Utah, Indiana Challengers To The Oklahoma Gay Marriage Ban Head To Federal Appeals Court http://kgou.org/post/challengers-oklahoma-gay-marriage-ban-head-federal-appeals-court <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Lawyers for a couple challenging&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma's&nbsp;</font>gay marriage ban, and the clerk who refused to grant them a license, are headed to a federal appeals court with a rare opportunity.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:24:29 +0000 Associated Press 27396 at http://kgou.org Challengers To The Oklahoma Gay Marriage Ban Head To Federal Appeals Court Oklahoma Lawyers: Marriage Is For Procreation Potential http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-lawyers-marriage-procreation-potential <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Lawyers for an&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;clerk who refused to grant a marriage license to a same-sex couple say marriage exists for its procreative potential and that the U.S. Supreme Court agrees.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:33:05 +0000 Associated Press 26453 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Lawyers: Marriage Is For Procreation Potential Brief: Oklahoma Gay Marriage Ban Demeans Children http://kgou.org/post/brief-oklahoma-gay-marriage-ban-demeans-children <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Opponents of&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma's</font>&nbsp;gay marriage ban say it demeans same-sex couples and their children by signaling that their relationships are secondary to traditional families.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:51:41 +0000 Associated Press 25422 at http://kgou.org Brief: Oklahoma Gay Marriage Ban Demeans Children Current And Former Republican Lawmakers Support Same-Sex Marriage http://kgou.org/post/current-and-former-republican-lawmakers-support-same-sex-marriage <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">A group of current and former Republican lawmakers say they support making same-sex marriage legal in Utah and&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;because it's consistent with Western conservative values of freedom and liberty.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 00:20:53 +0000 Associated Press 24507 at http://kgou.org Current And Former Republican Lawmakers Support Same-Sex Marriage Appeals Judges To Hear Oklahoma, Utah Gay Marriage Cases http://kgou.org/post/appeals-judges-hear-oklahoma-utah-gay-marriage-cases <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Appeals of same-sex marriage rulings from Oklahoma and Utah&nbsp;will be heard by the same panel of federal judges.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">The Denver-based <a href="http://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/index.php">10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals</a> issued an order Tuesday saying the briefing and hearings will remain separate in the two cases.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:29:00 +0000 Associated Press 22141 at http://kgou.org Appeals Judges To Hear Oklahoma, Utah Gay Marriage Cases Utah Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Spurs Oklahoma Court Filing http://kgou.org/post/utah-same-sex-marriage-ruling-spurs-oklahoma-court-filing <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Lawyers for two same-sex couples suing for the right to marry in&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;and to have a marriage from another jurisdiction recognized in the state have filed a brief pointing to a recent ruling in Utah that found a same-sex marriage ban violated the constitutional rights of gays and lesbians.</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 15:23:56 +0000 Associated Press 19770 at http://kgou.org Utah Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Spurs Oklahoma Court Filing Could Hawaii Become A Same-Sex Wedding Destination? http://kgou.org/post/could-hawaii-become-same-sex-wedding-destination Starting Monday, same-sex marriage is legal in Hawaii. The state has long been a destination for weddings and honeymoons. And now state officials, as well as hotels and restaurants, are hoping the latest marriage-equality law will spur a new market for wedding tourism. <strong></strong><p>Wedding planner Keane Akao is showing off a secluded beach wedding site, one of several on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.<p>"You can use the beach for pictures," he tells a couple, "and this is actually called Secret Beach."<p>His company, Perfectly Planned Hawaii, offers wedding planning for same-sex couples. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 13:00:11 +0000 Molly Solomon 18265 at http://kgou.org Could Hawaii Become A Same-Sex Wedding Destination? National Guard Chief Directed To Resolve Marriage Benefits Dispute http://kgou.org/post/national-guard-chief-directed-resolve-marriage-benefits-dispute <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px;">Secretary of Defense Chuck </span>Hagel<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px;"> has directed the chief of the National Guard Bureau to work with Oklahoma and seven other states in resolving a dispute over the processing of benefits for same-sex couples.</span></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 20:30:12 +0000 eCapitol & Shawn Ashley 16746 at http://kgou.org National Guard Chief Directed To Resolve Marriage Benefits Dispute Oklahoma Gay Marriage Supporters Praise SCOTUS Ruling http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-gay-marriage-supporters-praise-scotus-ruling <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Supporters of gay marriage in&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;are praising a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:32:04 +0000 Associated Press & Brian Hardzinski 8548 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Gay Marriage Supporters Praise SCOTUS Ruling