'I am privileged to now be the wife of the woman I have loved for more than two decades. I couldn't be happier.'
Same-sex couples legally married in Utah or any other state can file state tax returns as spouses, even though Utah's governor is still refusing to legally recognize the marriages that took place.
Oklahoma Republicans who helped enact the state's ban on same-sex marriage say a federal judge's ruling striking down that ban unfairly overrules the will of the voters.
Brian Fischer contends that gay people marrying opposite-sex spouses counts as equal rights, and that Judeo-Christian opposition to equality will remain steadfast — forever.
The state's House Judiciary Committee heard arguments against and in favor of amending the state constitution to prohibit any recognition of same-sex relationships, but did not take a vote on the issue.
Lewis Duckett and Billy Jones spent 46 years together, raised a son, welcomed a granddaughter and finally, last summer, got married.