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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.

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