Brief: Oklahoma same-sex marriage ban deemed unconstitutional
Published: Thursday, January 16, 2014
Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014 21:01
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday, Jan. 14, struck down Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban, ruling that it violates the U.S. Constitution.
U.S. District Judge Terrence Kern handed down the ruling in a lawsuit filed by two same-sex couples.
Kern said the ban violates the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection clause by precluding same-sex couples from receiving an Oklahoma marriage license.