US appeals court says Oklahoma must allow gay marriage; governor says court tramples on voters

  • by: SEAN MURPHY , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 18, 2014 - 5:40 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal appeals court ruling Friday that Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional spurred celebration among gay rights activists but sparked sharp anger among Republican leaders in a conservative state that prides itself on being the buckle of the nation's Bible Belt.

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