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Oklahoma Ruling

Judge Kern's ruling in the Oklahoma marriage equality case is not as eloquent as those written by other judges, but he does do two things which are interesting:

1)  He very effectively uses the anti-gay language of the anti-gay forces against them to prove bias and discrimination.  The Prop 8 case did something similar.  This should have a powerful effect on politicians in the future (note: I wrote "should" not "will").

2)  He ruled the amendment to be unconstitutional under the 14th amendment.  The SCOTUS ruling this summer was under the 5th amendment.


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