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U.S. appeals court panel nullifies Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage
U.S. appeals court panel nullifies Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage

For the second time in less than two months, a federal appeals court panel in Denver has upheld same-sex marriage, giving gay couples another victory en route to a final decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. In a 2-1 decision, a three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage and followed much of the reasoning it used when it struck down Utah's ban last month. In the Oklahoma case, the panel also had to deal with a number of technical issues such as whether the correct officials had been sued. In both cases, the judges ruled that individuals had a constitutional right to marry that superseded the state's arguments that the...

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