Oklahoma Women Challenge Federal Gay Marriage Ban

Written by scott on August 11th, 2009

Four Oklahoma women have filed a new complaint challenging federal and state laws banning gay marriage.

Their latest filing changes some aspects of the case, including which government officials are named as defendants. It also points out that two of the plaintiffs, Susan Barton and Gay Phillips, were married in California last Nov. 1, while the case was on appeal. Barton and Phillips have been together about 25 years. They were married in British Columbia in May 2005 and underwent a civil union in Vermont in August 2001.

Sharon Baldwin and Mary Bishop, the other couple in the lawsuit, have been in a committed relationship for more than 12 years. According to the legal filing, they participated in a commitment ceremony in March 2000.

Full Story from The Journal Record

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