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Fallin: Marriage ruling an example of federal courts trampling on states’ rights

| Friday, July 18, 2014
Gov. Mary Fallin (R-Okla.)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says a federal appeals court ruling that struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage is an example of federal courts trampling on the rights of states to govern themselves. Fallin issued a statement Friday after the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver struck down Oklahoma's constitutional ...

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BREAKING: Federal judge rules Okla. gay marriage ban unconstitutional

| Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Oklahoma
TULSA, Okla. -- A federal judge has ruled that Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution. U.S. District Judge Terrence Kern handed down the ruling Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by two same-sex couples. Kern’s ruling was immediately stayed pending appeal, meaning gay marriages won’t immediately happen in Oklahoma.

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Gov. says Okla. Guard won’t process benefits for married, same-sex couples

| Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Gov. Mary Fallin (R-Okla.)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Gov. Mary Fallin says Oklahoma National Guard facilities and employees who are paid with state tax dollars won't process benefits for married, same-sex couples.

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Okla. governor evaluates options over Guard benefits for same-sex couples

| Sunday, November 3, 2013
Mary Fallin
OKLAHOMA CITY -- A spokesman for Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says Fallin and Attorney General Scott Pruitt are evaluating legal options regarding benefits for same-sex couples in the National Guard after U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel issued a warning to states that have denied those benefits.

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Okla. governor tells National Guard to deny benefits to same-sex couples

| Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Gov. Mary Fallin (R-Okla.)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has ordered the National Guard to stop processing requests for military benefits for same-sex couples.

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