Wow, two Oklahoma threads in less than 24 hours! The stupidity is gushing out of there today. This time, it's 100% UNCONSTITUTIONAL even to an average onlooker. Same sex marriage is legal in Oklahoma thanks to a federal court order. State lawmakers now want to threaten any judges and clerks who follow the federal law with termination. As if that's even remotely constitutional. Our fiscally conservative friends are sure going to keep lawyers' pockets filled at taxpayer's expense, and this law will be tossed by courts out immediately if passed anyway.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Judges or court clerks who issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples would lose their jobs under a bill that has been approved by a House committee.
The House Judiciary and Civil Procedure Committee voted 5-3 on Tuesday for the "Preservation of Sovereignty and Marriage Act." The bill now proceeds to the full House for a vote.
The bill provides that any state or local employee who officially recognizes, grants or enforces a same-sex marriage license would no longer receive a state salary or pension.
The House author of the bill, Oklahoma City Republican Rep. Sally Kern, says she believes the U.S. Supreme Court has overstepped its authority by forcing Oklahoma to recognize gay marriages.