Saturday, January 25, 2014

Oklahoma Republican Tries to Prevent All Marriages

Recently a Federal judge ruled Oklahoma's marriage inequality law unconstitutional, and if the ruling stays it will be the first state in the deep South where marriage equality will be a reality. The reasoning for it being unconstitutional is that is contradicts the 14th amendment's equal protection clause. Now State Rep. Mike Turner (R-Edmond) has thrown out the idea of prohibiting all marriages to satisfy the equal protection clause requirement. Honestly I think it's pathetic that someone would resort to a bizarre idea like this to discriminate against the LGBT community, but I bet social-conservatives are now feeling a bit ironic as now someone (from their own party) is trying to infringe on their civil liberties. 

5 comments:

  1. he sure does have the stupidest of hairdos

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  2. Yay! Everyone gets to live in sin then!

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  3. Republicans kicked the marriage equality idea down the road by saying this should be left to the states, but now that the States are voting for it the Republicans want a Constitutional amendment calling for marriage to be defined as one man and one woman. So hypocritical!

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    1. they'll never get enough support for a constitutional amendment, maybe in the 90's and early 2000s but not now. Funny how they really only became fascinated with preventing marriages after Lawrence v Texas. Showing that is was never really about marriage but bigotry.

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  4. Seriously, this guy sounds like a real douche bag! It all sounds like a "look at me" plot.

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