Lawmakers Consider Preventing ALL Marriages In Oklahoma - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Lawmakers Consider Preventing ALL Marriages In Oklahoma

Posted: Updated:

Lawmakers in Oklahoma are toying with the notion of throwing out "marriage" in the state!

 The effort is said to be due to keep same-sex marriage illegal in the state. Critics are calling the motion a political stunt while supporters argue it's what the citizens of the state want.

They are going as far as saying they want to strike down the states same sex marriage ban…even if it means no marriage at all.      

"They're willing to have that discussion about whether marriage needs to be regulated by the state at all," says State Representative Mike Turner.

It must be unrealistic to say ‘we're not going to do marriage period' right?

"That would definitely be a realistic opportunity and that's something that would be part of the discussion," Turner explains.

 "I think that, especially with issues like this, they're out of touch with most Oklahomans," Oklahoma's ACLU, Ryan Kiesel

Five years from now we are going to look back at legislative efforts like this as inconsistent with the right side of history," he continues.

 "Moving forward I think we'll see less efforts like this," believes Kiesel.

The battle over Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage is set to make it's way to the tenth circuit court of appeals in Denver.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Ramsey: Deliveryman's Shooting By Police Looks Like 'Tragic Miscommunication'

    Ramsey: Deliveryman's Shooting By Police Looks Like 'Tragic Miscommunication'

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:30:04 GMT
    Police say a man shot and wounded by plainclothes officers in Philadelphia is a pizza deliveryman who may have mistaken them for robbers.
    Police say a man shot and wounded by plainclothes officers in Philadelphia is a pizza deliveryman who may have mistaken them for robbers.
  • Man In Critical Condition After Germantown Shooting

    Man In Critical Condition After Germantown Shooting

    Man In Critical Condition After Germantown Shooting

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:28:07 GMT
    Police responded to a report of a shooting on Wayne Ave and Chelten Ave at 10:26pm Wednesday night outside of Victor's Tavern.
    Police responded to a report of a shooting on Wayne Ave and Chelten Ave at 10:26pm Wednesday night outside of Victor's Tavern.
  • Doctor, Daughter Accused In Haverford Home Marijuana Bust

    Doctor, Daughter Accused In Haverford Home Marijuana Bust

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:24 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:24:30 GMT
    Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.
    Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.
    Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices