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.
Doña Ana county clerk Lynn Ellins issued the first marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the state last August, and is now donating to a statewide marriage equality organization the leftover funds he raised to help pay his legal fees.
The proposed constitutional amendment would ban not only same-sex marriage, but any 'substantially similar' legal status providing recognition to couples not comprised of one man and one woman.
Riley Hackford-Peer has a loving family comprised of two moms, himself, and his little brother, and he wants Utah's governor to know that his family deserves equal protection.