Supreme Court takes up gay marriage in decision that could affect Oklahoma case on state’s ban

BY WAYNE GREENE World Senior Writer
Sunday, March 24, 2013

Cases scheduled to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court this week will examine who has the right to be married, an issue that has local advocates sharply divided.

Marriage has been, is, and should be a government-sanctioned right limited to one man and one woman, says former state Sen. James Williamson, author of Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage.

“There have been boundaries and limits on public behavior and public actions ever since government was created,” Williamson said.

Just as states can and have defined that bigamy is out of bounds, they can and should do the same thing with same-sex marriage, he said.

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