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Judge Rules Oklahoma Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Chalk another one for proponents of marriage equality.

Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage violates the 14th Amendment, U.S. District Judge Terence Kern ruled Tuesday, according to Tulsa World. The ruling is stayed pending an appeal.

A similar decision struck down Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage last year, but the Supreme Court granted the state’s request to halt marriages pending an appeal.

“Judge Kern has come to the conclusion that so many have before him – that the fundamental equality of lesbian and gay couples is guaranteed by the United States Constitution,” said Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin in a statement.

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