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Attorneys for Tulsa county clerk to appeal Okla. same-sex marriage ruling

Friday, January 17, 2014

TULSA, Okla. — Lawyers for the Tulsa County court clerk are appealing a federal judge’s ruling that Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

Tulsa-countyA notice of appeal for Court Clerk Sally Howe was filed Thursday with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver. The three-page notice did not raise any arguments.

Howe was named as a defendant in the case after she refused to issue a marriage license to a gay couple.

U.S. District Judge Terence Kern on Tuesday struck down Oklahoma’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage, but stayed the effects of his ruling anticipating an appeal.

The Denver court is also hearing an appeal in a similar case from Utah.

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  1. LOL…. go ahead appeal all you want…. just wasting your money.

    Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 3:06pm
  2. I was only 24 four hours from Tulsa….

    Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 3:08pm
  3. where does a clerk get to decide what other peoples rights should be?
    might as well let the librarian decide what books you can read!

    Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 3:12pm
  4. Librarians DO decide what books you can read, by deciding which books to buy and when to retire books.

    Replied on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 5:24pm
  5. and nothing to be said for donations and such foolishness

    Replied on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 5:27pm
  6. A county clerk is trying to go against a federal judge who decided against discrimination? They should be sitting on the case to see what happens with Utah. Otherwise going against a trend towards gay marriage is going to cost Oklahoma more taxpayers money.

    Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 3:14pm
  7. Idiot?

    Replied on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 4:47pm
  8. Going by what I read, the attorneys submitted a 3 page appeal containing no actual argument. And yet they still believe they’re somehow going to win and reverse what’s happened? I can just see the conversation in court over this……”Judge: What is the nature of your appeal? Attorney: Eh, we just filed it for the sheer hell of it!”

    Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 3:16pm
  9. Lmao! Right? We just figured we'd waste some more of the taxs payers moneys lol. ugh stupid people, i swear.

    Replied on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 3:23pm
  10. This is precisely why these people fall flat on their faces EACH AND EVERY SINGLE TIME matters like these go before the courts......they have no credible argument and they DON'T use the brains inside their skulls. If they ever took the necessary time to do that, they'd realize just how utterly asinine they're making themselves look. It's really rather hilarious. But, hey, they're all helping us win nationwide marriage equality with their every word and action.

    Replied on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 3:29pm
  11. Stupid….get over your selves…move on already…why the hell do all these states keep wasting money? Appeal …Why????? We all have our rights to marry who we love….

    Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 3:17pm
  12. Hurry the hell up and strike this appeal down so i can finally go get married please and thank you!

    Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 3:25pm
  13. Wasnt it thw supreme court for ok that made the decision

    Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 3:29pm
  14. migrate to my country ;)

    Replied on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 7:01pm
  15. What an IDIOT! This isn’t your money to spend freely! The money you are about to waste is TAX PAYER FUNDS that you have no business wasting in this manner. Why don’t you go down to the library and pick up a copy of the United States Constitution and READ IT!!

    Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 3:34pm
  16. More GOPers throwing taxpayer money away!

    Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 3:40pm
  17. clerk of idiots…

    Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 3:48pm
  18. Bigotry is costly & futile.

    Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 3:54pm
  19. Wonder who is financing those lawyers?!

    Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 5:06pm
  20. BOO BOO BOO, What the Hell :P

    Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 5:20pm
  21. Good fucking luck.

    Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 5:32pm
  22. More money wasted on a losing battle.

    Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 6:52pm
  23. what the fuck is going on man?

    Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 6:52pm
  24. They will lose

    Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 7:41pm
  25. remove him from office now,,he is off his meds again

    Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 8:22pm