OK House urges Supreme Court to uphold DOMA
|Updated: 4/11 9:22 am
||Published: 4/10 10:18 pm
The Oklahoma House of Representatives approved on Monday a non-binding resolution urging the United States Supreme Court to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act and the state of Oklahoma’s right to regulate who can and can't get married here.
Oklahoma House Concurrent Resolution 1009 reaffirms Oklahoma’s ban on same sex marriage and urges the Supreme Court to uphold the DOMA. 84 house members voted yes on the resolution, but 17 walked out of the capitol frustrated this vote was happening in the first place.
One other person frustrated with the vote is Toby Jenkins with Oklahomans for Equality.
“We were appalled that state legislators could take time out of their busy schedules and handling the most pressing important business of running our state and just take the opportunity to kick the gays one more time,” he said.
Jenkins says no matter what the house approves, gay Oklahomans are not leaving our state. He says one day these legislators will realize they're on the wrong side of history.
Now that the bill has been approved in the House, it goes to the Oklahoma Senate. It had its first reading their yesterday.
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