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Federal judge strikes down Oklahoma same-sex marriage ban

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TULSA, Okla. — A federal judge has struck down Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban, ruling that it violates the U.S. Constitution. But U.S. District Judge Terence Kern immediately stayed his own ruling Tuesday. That means there won’t be a rush to the altar in the conservative Bible Belt state like there was in Utah after a similar ruling last month. Kern’s ruling came in a lawsuit filed by two same-sex couples over a constitutional amendment approved ...

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