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OKG Newsletter


Topic: marriage

Married or bust!


CFN

Gazette staff
Get hitched and get rich. Say “I do” and the money will roll right in. At least that’s the impression one might get from Gov. Mary Fallin and state House Speaker T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton, both of whom trumpeted a recently signed law designed to promote marriage to counter various social ills.
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Touting marriage: Why knot?


Commentary

Brandon Dutcher
Startling but true: Growing up in a stable, two-parent family is the exception, not the rule, for Oklahoma teenagers.
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Fill the Void

Love and marriage don’t always go together like a horse and carriage, as this Hebrew-language drama shows.


Drama

Aimee Williams
From the first scene, it’s clear Fill the Void is a rare, if not voyeuristic look into the concealed lives of a seemingly impermeable religious community.
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

‘It’s a fairness issue’

A 9-year legal struggle involving LGBT rights might finally come to a conclusion


News

Greg Horton
Gay Phillips and Sue Barton have been a couple for 29 years. For the past nine, they’ve been fighting the state of Oklahoma to recognize their marriage. They joined a federal lawsuit filed by Tulsans Mary Bishop and Sharon Baldwin in 2004 after state voters passed a same-sex marriage ban.
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Now it’s Blake Shelton’s turn


CFN

Gazette staff
Those loony folks at Westboro Baptist Church don’t know when to shut up. Last month, it was Oklahoma City-slash- Northwest Classen grad-slash-country star Vince Gill they were harassing. Now, they’ve gotten under Sooner country star Blake Shelton’s skin.
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Fabric of society

Founded in OKC, the new website Woven allows gay and transgender communities access to legal and financial information.


News

Giancarlo Gonzalez
Woven is a start-up company that aims to fulfill a unique function in our democracy.
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

New blessing

Although not legally binding in the state, the blessing of same-sex couples is becoming a reality in Episcopal churches.


News

Greg Horton
Finally, Episcopal churches in Oklahoma are getting approval to perform blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples.
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A modest proposal

Looking for love in the right place — one couple finds it through Oklahoma Gazette’s crossword puzzle page.


News

Tim Farley
Lindsey Miller has worked every crossword puzzle published by Oklahoma Gazette for several years, but little did she know the Nov. 20 edition would include a special message designed just for her.
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Oklahoma gay marriage ban ruled unconstitutional


News

Tim Farley
Same-sex couples throughout Oklahoma are celebrating following a federal judge’s ruling that the state’s ban on marriage equality is unconstitutional.
 
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Landmark decision

An appeal automatically precludes all gay and lesbian marriages in the state until the case is heard by a higher court.


News

Tim Farley
Same-sex couple Sharon Baldwin and Mary Bishop were “elated and over the moon” when a federal judge decided Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriages is unconstitutional.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
 
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