One day after a federal judge found Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, State Rep. Sally Kern (R) spoke out in defiance of the ruling, calling homosexuality a “human wrong.”
The law was enacted in 2004 after voters overwhelmingly approved of a statewide question to ban same-sex marriages. Nine years later, Senior U.S. District Judge Terrence C. Kern (no relation to the legislator) ruled that the law violates the U.S. Constitution’s Fourteenth Amendment, which forbids any state to deny a person his or her “life, liberty, and property without due process of law” or equal protection under the law.
The ruling doesn’t reverse the state’s law just yet, as the judge’s decision will be fought in the courts.
“Homosexuality is not a civil right,” State Rep. Kern said in response. “It’s a human wrong.”
She added: “Homosexuals are saying this is who we are. This is how we’re born. You tell a lie long enough, people start to believe it.”
The author of the bill, former State Sen. James Williamson (R) said, “I think what we did was the right thing back then and it’s the right thing right now.”
Watch below, via KOTV:
[h/t Sally Kohn]
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