Oklahoma? More like Oklahomo, bitches!

*A federal judge has struck down Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban, ruling that it violates the U.S. Constitution. *(USA Today)

Having this happen in arguably the reddest state in the nation makes me almost as happy as when it happened in Utah, a state that maybe isn’t quite as red, but contains a lot of Mormons, whose financial contributions to pass Prop 8 were repugnant.

Yeah, I know that this ruling is stayed pending appeal (apparently the Oklahoma AG office is not as incompetent as their Utah counterparts), but just having their law ruled unconstitutional and knowing that some of the worst people in the Senate are twitching in the wind (which is odd; you’d figure they’d be used to having their divisive laws declared unconstitutional by now) makes me happy.

I hope these states feel as badly as Virginia did when they lost the Loving case. But I hope that all these backwards-ass enclaves all leave their unconstitutional amendments on the books for, say, 32 years after the rest of the country got the memo before they finally get them off the books. That way they can keep on looking like assholes for decades.

Excellent thread title! :stuck_out_tongue:

And it sure is nice to be able to think that we’re seeing some progress in getting America to actually conform to the ideals we are told are important to us a a nation.

And when we say
Yeeow! Aye-yip-aye-yo-ee-ay . . .

OOOOOOOOOOklahoma, where the… what???

Can they get rid of all their other dumb laws now too?

Actually, the one against spitting on the sidewalk can stay

The 3.2 vs 6.0 beer is dumb, too.

I’m a bad person, I know, but I’m envisioning a row of gaudy Vegas style gay wedding chapels on the street across from the Westboro Baptist church.

Far be it for me to defend putting less alcohol into people, but 3.2 point beer is really 4.0% ABV, the number that most people use. Granted, still weaker than a Coors Light. (An aside: what about 6.0, is that some significant number?)

We’re not in Oklahoma anymore, Toto. He’s in Kansas. No, I don’t know the difference either. And I’m sure he’d find a way to call the most homophobic Oklahoman a “fag.”

Would this lead to a) legal marriage (doubt it) b) a window of legality, like Utah, or c) basically the status quo but a slim possibility of vote passing.

Okie Brew Review

Sorry for the hijack, just clarifying the silly beer issue. For all THAT’S worth! :wink:

You have to rezone.:smiley: The WBC compound is not on a business street but in a home-zone area. I pass by there several times a week, while driving my dog to the leash free dog park.

But the Equality House is right across the street to the east of the WBC compound.
https://www.google.com/#q=equality+house

I’ll bet they’d let folks have weddings on the lawn out front. They already did one, but it may have not been a legal union, as Kansas still doesn’t have same-sex marriage.

Aren’t there ever any times when the dog, um, just can’t make it quite that far and you have to let him out? Please?

One of my favorite thread titles ever!

And good news too.

You think laws against Horse tripping are bad?

I think there was a window of opportunity because my assistant got married in Oklahoma about 10 days ago. I didn’t think to ask him if it was a legal wedding. I’m certainly going to treat them as though they are legally married and will demand that HR does the same.

At long last, the farmer and the cowman can be more than just friends…

If I get good service, I should be allowed to tip the horse. I think 20% is standard these days.

Of all the Oklahoma!, the musical, jokes in this Thread, Flywheel’s is the best.

typo

Forgive me if I think that animal cruelty is no laughing matter.:rolleyes:

Considering it’s rare to non-existent, it’s probably not a thing you even have to worry about.

So he should stiff the horse?