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    Okla. Marriage Law Struck Down

    Darren Black Bear (L) and Jason Pickel (C) exchange rings they are married by Darren's father Rev. Floyd Black Bear (R) in El Reno, Oklahoma October 31, 2013. At a small, turn-of-the-century chapel at Fort Reno, an historic frontier fort 40 miles (64 km) west of Oklahoma City, a same-sex couple exchanged marriage vows in a state where gay marriage is banned.
Pickel, 36, and Darren Black Bear, 45, were legally married Halloween night after receiving a marriage license through the Cheyenne Arapaho Tribe, a sovereign nation in Oklahoma. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY) - RTX14VWU

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    Oklahoma, where gay marriage comes sweepin' down the plain. On Tuesday, a federal judge ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage is a violation of the U.S. Constitution after two gay couples sued. In 2004, the state added a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Yesterday, the judge wrote that this measure violates the country's equal protection laws. Same-sex marriage won't yet be allowed—the ruling was stayed pending appeals.

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