same-sex marriage http://kgou.org en Gay Florida Couple In Limbo After Winning Right To Marry http://kgou.org/post/gay-florida-couple-limbo-after-winning-right-marry <strong>3:30 p.m. ET update:</strong> Monroe Chief Circuit Judge Luis Garcia has denied the motion by Aaron Huntsman and William &#8220;Lee&#8221; Jones to lift the stay on the ruling that Florida&#8217;s ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution. This means, for now, that Monroe County will not issue marriage licenses to gay couples. The case now heads to an appellate court.<p class="sep"><p>A county in Florida could join 17 states and the District of Columbia in allowing same sex marriage. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:58:05 +0000 editor 33848 at http://kgou.org Gay Florida Couple In Limbo After Winning Right To Marry Gov. Fallin Says Gay Marriage Ruling Tramples States' Rights http://kgou.org/post/gov-fallin-says-gay-marriage-ruling-tramples-states-rights <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;Gov. Mary Fallin said a federal appeals court ruling that struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage is an example of federal courts trampling on the rights of states to govern themselves.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:52:36 +0000 Associated Press & KGOU Staff 33677 at http://kgou.org Gov. Fallin Says Gay Marriage Ruling Tramples States' Rights Appeals Court Upholds Overturning Of Oklahoma Same-Sex Marriage Ban http://kgou.org/post/appeals-court-upholds-overturning-oklahoma-same-sex-marriage-ban-0 <p><iframe height="400" src="https://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/opinions/14/14-5003.pdf" width="590"></iframe></p><p style="font-family: arial; background-color: rgb(238, 238, 238);">A U.S. appeals court in Denver has upheld a lower court ruling that struck down Oklahoma's gay marriage ban.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:52:19 +0000 Scott Neuman 33670 at http://kgou.org 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