OK on Prop. 8 ruling

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahomans are speaking out about the latest court ruling on Proposition 8. Tuesday the 9th Circuit Court in California struck down the state’s voter-passed ban on gay marriage.

In a 2-1 ruling, the court found the ban unconstitutional, saying it violates the rights of gay Californians.

Oklahoma City Attorney and Equality Network member, Brittany Novotny, says legally it’s an important ruling.

“I think the message it does send is that we are moving toward marriage equality for all Americans at some point in our future. This is a small victory in the march toward marriage equality for sure.”

Conservative Oklahoma State representative Sally Kern believes in traditional families.

She’s disappointed in the ruling but says people need to keep it in perspective.

“It’s the 9th District Court of Appeals. There is a joke that it’s called the 9th circus court because they are very liberal and have had a lot of decisions they’ve made overruled.”

The pro-Prop 8 group says they will appeal.

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