“Homosexuals are saying, ‘This is who we are. This is how we’re born.’ You tell a lie long enough, people start to believe it,” she said.
In his ruling Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Terence Kern (no relation to Sally Kern) described Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage as “an arbitrary, irrational exclusion of just one class of Oklahoma citizens from a governmental benefit.”
Rep. Sally Kern was joined by members of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation, who blasted the ruling as overreaching and disappointing.
U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin, a Republican, said Oklahoma’s constitution “protects the sovereignty of states, and with today’s ruling, that right has clearly been violated.”U.S. Rep. James Lankford, another Republican, said the ruling is an example of “why the American people are so frustrated with government and government officials; the people speak clearly but elected officials and judges ignore them.”
Also weighing in was The Most Reverend Paul Coakley, the archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, who said he was “profoundly disappointed” in the ruling, and said it “thwarts the common good.”
BREAKING: A bill aiming to protect religious organizations when they deny services related to a same-sex wedding was passed by a voice in a House subcommittee today. Submitted by Delegate Nicholas J. Freitas (top image right, R-30, Culpepper) proposed to shield any person from punishment from the state, civil or otherwise, if they deny services [...]