27th August 2014
US: Transgender woman concedes Oklahoma House District 88 4
8:36 PM — Retired Oklahoma City police officer and US Army veteran Paula Sophia conceded the race for District 88 in Oklahoma’s House of Representatives. An out transgendered woman Sophia trailed Jason Dunnington by 22 votes.
22nd August 2014
US: Oklahoma’s same-sex marriage ban is costing state over $20 million in revenue
7:36 PM — A recent study has estimated Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban could be costing the state over $20 million (£12,062,300).
5th August 2014
US: Ruling striking down Oklahoma same-sex marriage ban to face Supreme Court challenge 1
1:23 PM — The ruling by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals that Oklahoma’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional will be appealed in the US Supreme Court.
24th July 2014
US: Legal briefs filed in Indiana and Wisconsin cases are majority anti-gay
11:12 PM — Marriage equality opponents have filed legal briefs citing everything from political theory to social stability to biblical text in the federal court cases concerning Indiana and Wisconsin's same-sex marriage bans.
12th June 2014
Oklahoma candidate: Gay people are ‘worthy of death’ and should be stoned 21
7:00 PM — A House candidate in the state of Oklahoma who admits that he wants to apply "Biblical principles to the law", has said that gay people are "worthy of death", and should be stoned.
11th May 2014
US: Nevada Republicans defend dropping opposition to same-sex marriage, after RNC attacks 12
12:36 PM — The Nevada Republican Party has defended its decision to drop opposition to same-sex marriage from its state platform, after criticism from RNC members.
5th May 2014
Watch: Oklahoma ad shows that same-sex marriage ‘makes families stronger’ 1
4:47 PM — A new advert in support of same-sex marriage will be shown from Monday in the US state of Oklahoma.
18th April 2014
US judge: States cannot ‘trample constitutional rights’ with straight marriage definitions 2
10:01 PM — A judge in a US federal appeals court looking at the state of Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban has said states should not define marriage in a way which "tramples constitutional rights."
17th April 2014
US: Appeals court set to hear arguments in Oklahoma gay marriage case 1
1:02 PM — The same appeals court which last week heard arguments around Ohio's same-sex marriage ban one week ago is now gearing up to do the same for Oklahoma.
13th April 2014
US: Oklahoma trans policewoman runs for State House 5
6:10 PM — An Oklahoma transgender policewoman has announced that she will run for election to the state's House of Representatives.
2nd April 2014
Lawyers for anti-gay marriage clerk: US Supreme Court agrees marriage is for procreation 11
5:54 PM — Lawyers acting on behalf of a clerk in the US state of Oklahoma who refused to issue a marriage licence to a same-sex couple have argued that marriage exists primarily for procreation.
11th February 2014
Eight US states still have ‘gay propaganda’ laws in schools 7
2:59 PM — Eight US states still have laws that prohibit the promotion of homosexuality in schools.
16th January 2014
US: Tennessee same-sex marriage supporters encouraged by Oklahoma ruling 4
5:19 PM — Supporters of equal marriage in the US state of Tennessee have said they are encouraged by a federal judge's ruling that Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional.
15th January 2014
US: Judge throws out Oklahoma same-sex marriage ban 9
1:39 AM — A judge has ruled that the ban on same-sex marriage in the US state of Oklahoma is unconstitutional.
4th December 2013
US: Louisiana National Guard follows Texas in allowing same-sex couples to register for benefits
6:36 PM — The Louisiana National Guard has followed Texas in saying that it will immediately allow same-sex couples register for benefits.
27th November 2013
US: Texas National Guard to accept same-sex couples’ benefit applications 1
6:28 PM — The National Guard in the US state of Texas has said it will immediately begin to let same-sex couples register for benefits.
22nd October 2013
US: Gay couple defy Oklahoma same-sex marriage ban by marrying with Native American tribe 3
8:34 PM — A gay couple in the US state of Oklahoma have defied their state's ban on equal marriage, and lack of recogition of out-of-state same-sex marriages by marrying with a Native American tribe.
18th September 2013
US: Four state National Guards refuse to enrol same-sex couples for benefits despite Pentagon directive 6
7:45 PM — Four US state National Guards have said they will not follow a Pentagon directive to enrol same-sex couples in benefit programs, all citing their state-wide bans on equal marriage.
21st May 2013
US church blames Oklahoma tornado on gay basketball player Jason Collins 63
3:19 PM — The homophobic Westboro Baptist Church has thanked God for a lethal tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, leaving at least 24 people dead, saying it’s because of gay basketball player Jason Collins.
23rd April 2013
Oklahoma: Gay politician attacked by three men outside bar 5
7:20 PM — Police in Oklahoma are investigating an attack on one of the state’s first openly gay politicians.