Petition Closed
Oklahoma State Question 711[1] of 2004, is an amendment to the Oklahoma Constitution that makes it unconstitutional for the state to recognize or perform same-sex marriages or civil unions. It is the only such amendment that establishes criminal penalties for issuing a marriage licence in violation of its provisions. The text of the amendment states: (a.) Marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman. Neither this Constitution nor any other provision of law shall be construed to require that marital status or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon unmarried couples or groups. (b.) A marriage between persons of the same gender performed in another state shall not be recognized as valid and binding in this state as of the date of the marriage. (c.) Any person knowingly issuing a marriage license in violation of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. This bill is a slap in the face to the United States government, as well as the LGBT community. I, being a gay teen, find this bill appalling and discriminatory. This bill makes me, and many other Oklahomans, feel like second class citizens. Please sign this petition. This bill is absolutely unconstitutional.
Letter to
Oklahomans for Equality Make Gay Marriage Legal in Oklahoma.
State Representative Todd Thomsen
Senator James Inhofe
and 19 others
Senator Tom Coburn
State Representative Marty Quinn
State Representative Dustin Roberts
State Representative James Lockhart
State Representative Donald Condit
Oklahoma State House
Oklahoma State Senate
State Representative Terry O Donnell
State Representative Charles McCall
Governor Mary Fallin
State Representative Wade Rousselot
State Representative Chuck Hoskin
State Representative Steve Martin
State Representative Earl Sears
State Representative Jerry McPeak
State Representative Ed Cannaday
State Representative Jerry Shoemake
Representative Markwayne Mullin
Oklahoma Governor
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Make Gay Marriage Legal in Oklahoma..

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Recognize same sex couples as legitimate couples.

Discriminating against LGBT members is no better than the Jim Crow Laws. Let's get Oklahoma moving in a progressive way.
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Sincerely,