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(NBC News)   Oklahoma goes from OK to Fabulous   (usnews.nbcnews.com) divider line 433
    More: Cool, Oklahoma, same-sex marriage, federal judge, Human Rights Campaign, U.S. Constitution  
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2014-01-14 05:59:03 PM
Damn those activist judges!  How dare they follow the 14th amendment!

/good
 
2014-01-14 06:11:04 PM
I like this one.

/+1
 
2014-01-14 06:14:10 PM

Marcus Aurelius: I like this one.

/+1


Yes.
 
2014-01-14 06:15:50 PM
I'm OK with this.
 
IP
2014-01-14 06:19:02 PM

nekom: I'm OK with this.

 
2014-01-14 06:20:15 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: How dare they follow the 14th amendment!


Can't be said enough.
 
2014-01-14 06:20:22 PM
Curly and Will openly approve.
 
2014-01-14 06:20:38 PM

Marcus Aurelius: I like this one.

/+1


Same!

I really thought we would be the last state to change.
 
2014-01-14 06:20:40 PM
I'd much rather it been done sooner, but better late than never.
 
2014-01-14 06:20:46 PM
These state keep moving closer to me soon...
 
2014-01-14 06:20:50 PM

Lorelle: Marcus Aurelius: I like this one.

/+1

Yes.


Thanks!  :)


/subby
 
2014-01-14 06:21:07 PM
I find it interesting that all these judges are suddenly discovering the Constitution's equal protection clause.
 
2014-01-14 06:22:02 PM

tinfoil-hat maggie: These state keep moving closer to me soon...


Don't hold your breath.
 
2014-01-14 06:22:05 PM
As someone who has lived in OK a few times, this is not going to go over well with the yokels locals.
 
2014-01-14 06:22:11 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-14 06:22:21 PM
OOOOOOOOOOOOOK-lahoma, where two guys go sweepin' down the aisle . . .
 
2014-01-14 06:22:36 PM
It's popcorn time. The melt down is going to be awesome. They'll probably outlaw all marriage out of spite
 
2014-01-14 06:22:51 PM
Why are judges suddenly start caring about the 14th amendment? These things have been on books in states for at LEAST a decade in most cases. Probably 2.

Did it really just take one or two judges standing up for the constitution for the rest of them to go 'Ok, I'm cool to do this now!' ?
 
2014-01-14 06:22:59 PM
Congrats, Oklahomos!
 
2014-01-14 06:23:01 PM

fusillade762: I find it interesting that all these judges are suddenly discovering the Constitution's equal protection clause.


Precedence set by DOMA perhaps?  There was talk at the time that it may have wide reaching implications in courts throughout the nation.
 
IP
2014-01-14 06:23:22 PM

Cyberluddite: OOOOOOOOOOOOOK-lahoma, where two guys go sweepin' swishin' down the aisle . . .


FTFY
 
2014-01-14 06:23:54 PM

Krymson Tyde: tinfoil-hat maggie: These state keep moving closer to me soon...

Don't hold your breath.


I know and well hopefully it will be faster than continental drift and geologic time.
 
IP
2014-01-14 06:24:20 PM

Buckner: Congrats, Oklahomos!


I'm going to hell for laughing at that.
 
2014-01-14 06:24:44 PM

jake3988: Why are judges suddenly start caring about the 14th amendment? These things have been on books in states for at LEAST a decade in most cases. Probably 2.

Did it really just take one or two judges standing up for the constitution for the rest of them to go 'Ok, I'm cool to do this now!' ?


Precedent?
 
2014-01-14 06:25:42 PM
Fabulous? Subby has never been to Oklahoma, or is  from Oklahoma. Guaranteed.
 
2014-01-14 06:26:33 PM
Alright people, this is progress!

We even have Glenn Beck on our side, we will prevail.

/Glenn Beck is icky
 
2014-01-14 06:26:37 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 748x825]


Who'd a thought that the domino theory of foreign policy that was over blown would turn into something domestic.
 
2014-01-14 06:26:48 PM
Oaaaaaaklahoma where the conservatives are blowing up in rage.

//Hooray for more equality!!!!!!
 
2014-01-14 06:26:57 PM

Minarets: Marcus Aurelius: I like this one.

/+1

Same!

I really thought we would be the last state to change.


No, I'm afraid that's probably going to be Pennsylvania.

/sigh
 
2014-01-14 06:27:02 PM
Oh, and I get the reference. I sang 'Fabulous' when I read it. Anyone who says something nice about Oklahoma fits one of the two aforementioned criteria.
 
2014-01-14 06:27:04 PM
Came to post dominoes, I see it's not needed.

Woot!

/waves rainbow flag!
//not gay
///NTTAWWT
 
2014-01-14 06:27:19 PM
Now if we can just get the Satan statue on the state capitol grounds this place will be paradise!

/JK We'll still have 3.2 beer
 
2014-01-14 06:27:51 PM

jake3988: Why are judges suddenly start caring about the 14th amendment? These things have been on books in states for at LEAST a decade in most cases. Probably 2.

Did it really just take one or two judges standing up for the constitution for the rest of them to go 'Ok, I'm cool to do this now!' ?


Wasn't Utah doing a new one or something? Although it's really people standing up for marriage equality and going to the courts.
 
2014-01-14 06:28:03 PM
U.S. Senior District Judge Terence Kern ruled in a 68-page opinion in Tulsa that a state constitutional amendment limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples ran afoul of the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection under the 14th Amendment.

Great.  Now about those 27 other states with amendments banning marriage, civil unions, or any marriage-like contract between 2 persons of the same sex...
 
2014-01-14 06:28:44 PM
colbraentertainment.com
 
2014-01-14 06:28:48 PM
The only good reason that I have heard to be against gay marriage is that God will be very angry. After all, he did kill his only son. All of the other reasons sound crazy and childish.
 
2014-01-14 06:28:55 PM

jake3988: Why are judges suddenly start caring about the 14th amendment? These things have been on books in states for at LEAST a decade in most cases. Probably 2.

Did it really just take one or two judges standing up for the constitution for the rest of them to go 'Ok, I'm cool to do this now!' ?


I think it has to do with the fact that the Supremes finally ruled on DoMA and struck parts of it down.

So the question is: why did it take so long to get DoMA before the Supreme Court?
 
2014-01-14 06:29:08 PM

Sugarbombs: Curly and Will openly approve.


Nah, not Will. However, Curly and Judd can finally admit their love for each other. ;)
 
2014-01-14 06:31:06 PM
Okla-happy-homa, where the gays get married on the plains!


/liked subby's better


Happy for my home state :)
 
2014-01-14 06:31:19 PM
Bwaahaaahaaahaaa! I can hear the heads exploding like popcorn.


That reminds me...
 
2014-01-14 06:31:21 PM
The case involves two couples - Mary Bishop and Sharon Baldwin, and Gay Phillips and Susan Barton

Clearly she was born that way.
 
2014-01-14 06:31:23 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: U.S. Senior District Judge Terence Kern ruled in a 68-page opinion in Tulsa that a state constitutional amendment limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples ran afoul of the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection under the 14th Amendment.

Great.  Now about those 27 other states with amendments banning marriage, civil unions, or any marriage-like contract between 2 persons of the same sex...


Soon, it really has started moving faster every year and at least one of these is going to SCOTUS.
 
2014-01-14 06:31:52 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Minarets: Marcus Aurelius: I like this one.

/+1

Same!

I really thought we would be the last state to change.

No, I'm afraid that's probably going to be Pennsylvania.

/sigh


I hold out low hopes for my home state of South Carolina.  There's parts around here that are just now hearing about the Supreme Courts decision in Brown vs. the Board of Education, much less a ruling made less than a year ago.
 
2014-01-14 06:31:53 PM
Awesome.  But you still live in Oklahoma.
 
2014-01-14 06:32:59 PM

Peter von Nostrand: It's popcorn time. The melt down is going to be awesome. They'll probably outlaw all marriage out of spite


Yeah, but they'll probably also revoke all forms of welfare and elect more Tea Partiers out of spite as well.
 
2014-01-14 06:33:16 PM
It's funny the states with the biggest knee-jerk reactions to gay marriage and tried to pass laws against it are the ones that are having it blow up in their faces.
 
2014-01-14 06:33:36 PM

OddLlama: As someone who has lived in OK a few times, this is not going to go over well with the yokels locals.


I couldn't possibly type "TOUGH SHIAT" in big enough letters for them. The end of segregation didn't go over too well with the same kind of folks back in the day and they were just as in the wrong as anti-gay idiots are today.

Fark 'em. If someone else getting to be treated as an equal human being is all that it takes to make someone else miserable then they DESERVE to be miserable.
 
2014-01-14 06:33:45 PM

tinfoil-hat maggie: These state keep moving closer to me soon...


OK is in the 10th circuit which includes Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming. Depending on how the Utah thing goes this one will be interesting on appeal.

/One of these will be going to SCOTUS
 
2014-01-14 06:34:17 PM
I was not expecting this in the least, TBPH
 
2014-01-14 06:34:35 PM
Benevolent Misanthrope:
Great.  Now about those 27 other states with amendments banning marriage, civil unions, or any marriage-like contract between 2 persons of the same sex...

Not all of them have amendments to their constitution banning it, some just have a legislative ban.  Same net effect though.  Anyone know how many of them are currently working their way through various court cases?  Is it all of them?  Here in PA I know there's some court challenges in works.
 
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