Saturday, January 25, 2014

Oklahoma Republicans Find Creative Solution To Keep Gay Marriage Illegal

Gotta give these guys points for innovation:

State lawmakers are considering throwing out marriage in Oklahoma. 
The idea stems from a bill filed by Rep. Mike Turner (R-Edmond). Turner says it's an attempt to keep same-sex marriage illegal in Oklahoma while satisfying the U.S. Constitution. Critics are calling it a political stunt while supporters say it's what Oklahomans want.

"[My constituents are] willing to have that discussion about whether marriage needs to be regulated by the state at all," Turner said.

Other conservative lawmakers feel the same way, according to Turner.

"Would it be realistic for the State of Oklahoma to say, ‘We're not going to do marriage period,'" asked News 9's Michael Konopasek.

"That would definitely be a realistic opportunity, and it's something that would be part of the discussion," Turner answered.

Yes, you read that right. Oklahoma conservatives are in fact, willing to make "traditional" marriage illegal if it means keeping Gay marriage illegal. Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face. These guys have turned pettiness into an art form.

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