[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit [official website] on Friday upheld [opinion, PDF] a ruling striking down Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban. A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma [official website] ruled [JURIST report] in January that the state's ban on same-sex marriage violates the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment [text] to the US Constitution. The appeals court based its decision on a similar ruling last month in which...

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