facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

To keep same-sex marriage illegal, Oklahoma lawmaker proposes ban on all marriages

"[My constituents are] willing to have that discussion about whether marriage needs to be regulated by the state at all," Turner says.
By Evan Bleier   |   Jan. 27, 2014 at 1:15 PM   |   Comments

http://cdnph.upi.com/sv/em/i/UPI-7991390846510/2014/1/13908469285827/To-keep-same-sex-marriage-illegal-Oklahoma-lawmaker-proposes-ban-on-all-marriages.jpg
OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- An Oklahoma state lawmaker is so dedicated to keeping same-sex marriage illegal in his state that he has introduced a bill banning all marriages.

According to Rep. Mike Turner, his bill would keep same-sex marriage illegal in Oklahoma while still satisfying the U.S. Constitution.

"[My constituents are] willing to have that discussion about whether marriage needs to be regulated by the state at all," Turner told KWTV. Turner claims that other conservative lawmakers feel the same way he does.

"I think that, especially with issues like this, [these lawmakers are] out of touch with most Oklahomans," said ACLU Oklahoma executive detector Ryan Kiesel. "Moving forward I think we'll see less efforts like this.”

“I will stand for the traditional values that have made this country great,” Turner said, according to the Friends of Mike Turner website. “Some believe values like faith and family are outdated. I believe they are timeless. I’ll support the right to life, Second Amendment freedoms, the rights of students to pray in school and our right to publicly express our faith.”

The dispute over Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage remains headed to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

"Would it be realistic for the State of Oklahoma to say, ‘We're not going to do marriage period?'" Turner was asked. He replied, "That would definitely be a realistic opportunity, and it's something that would be part of the discussion."


[News 9]
[Friends of Mike Turner]

Follow @itishowitis and @UPI on Twitter.
Contact the Author
Topics: Mike Turner
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Alleged thief sprayed milk from her breast Alleged thief sprayed milk from her breast
2
Officer finds $120,000, returns it to owner Officer finds $120,000, returns it to owner
3
Viral video shows woman getting catcalled walking streets of Manhattan Viral video shows woman getting catcalled walking streets of Manhattan
4
'Sexy Ebola Containment Suit' Halloween costume courts controversy 'Sexy Ebola Containment Suit' Halloween costume courts controversy
5
Foot attached backward to replace lost knee Foot attached backward to replace lost knee
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback