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Appeal filed in Oklahoma same-sex marriage ruling

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An appeal has been filed in a judge's ruling earlier this week on the same-sex marriage ban in Oklahoma.

A federal judge ruled this week that a ban on gay marriage in Oklahoma is unconstitutional. Now, lawyers for the Tulsa County Clerk have filed an appeal on that ruling. 

A notice of appeal for county clerk, Sally Howe, was filed yesterday with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver. However, the three page notice did not raise any arguments. The court clerk was named as a defendant in the lawsuit against the state, after she refused to issue a marriage license to one of the gay two couples that filed the suit.

The district judge stayed the effects of his ruling for this very reason. Appeals were expecting on this ruling. So, the battle continues on for gay marriage in Oklahoma.

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