The ACLU’s Oklahoma chapter announced Wednesday it plans to present its Angie Debo Civil Liberties Award to the four women: Mary Bishop, Sharon Baldwin, Susan Barton and Gay Phillips.
The four women filed a lawsuit in 2004 after Oklahoma voters approved an amendment to the state constitution that banned same-sex marriage. The plaintiffs contend the ban violates the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection clause in the 14th Amendment
A federal judge in January ruled in favor of the couples, but the decision was stayed while the case is being appealed to the 10th U.S. Court of Appeals.
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