The Slap Happy Cojones-Kicking
Oklahoma Legislature Does it Again
In November of 2004, Oklahoma voters ALREADY voted to keep gays and lesbians second class with the passage of SQ 711, Oklahoma's version of the Federal DOMA.
Like hard-core supporters of the death penalty who wish they could kill the convicted person a second time for another hit of blood revenge, Oklahoma legislators keep hankering for more opportunities to kick a citizen where it hurts.
Apparently some Oklahoma Democrats have no gay or lesbian family members because how else could they have voted against us? Are they a branch of Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe's family tree? Inhofe famously declared on the floor of the Senate, “I’m really proud to say that in the recorded history of our family, we’ve never had a divorce or any kind of homosexual relationship.” ( http://tinyurl.com/cx8uj82 )
Five "Democrats" who I know by name and who know me voted to keep me a second-rate citizen:
James Lockhart, who was at one time on the Affirmative Action Committee of the State Democratic Party. His handicap is deafness in one ear, evidently the one he uses to vote with.
Richard Morrisette, whose two chief claims to fame are being anti-woman and consumed with eradicating the eastern red cedar from Oklahoma.
Joe Dorman, who hails from south-central Oklahoma where they grow the cantaloupes and he has one for a brain. Like a dog he never met a flag pole he didn't salute.
Eric Proctor, from Tulsa who is Deputy Minority Floor Leader. I guess he thinks his title obligates him to lead the vote against minorities.
Anastasia Pittman who really takes the cake out of the oven. A double minority, female and African-American, voting against another minority.
Here's the list of the roll call vote. See who you can find yourself among the "Democratic office holders" who willingly voted against the civil rights of fellow Democratic voters.
And here's the text of the resolution--
RESOLUTION 1009 By: Cleveland and Fisher of the House
Standridge of the Senate
A Concurrent Resolution reaffirming the definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman and urging the United States Supreme Court to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act and the right of states to regulate marriage.
WHEREAS, marriage is the building block upon which our society is based; and
WHEREAS, on November 2, 2004, Oklahoma voters expressed their collective intent to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman by approving State Question 711 which was an amendment to Article II of the Oklahoma Constitution; and
WHEREAS, the power to regulate marriage is a power reserved to the states that lies within the domain of state legislatures and not with the judicial branch of government; and
WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in two separate cases that challenge the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act and the authority of states to regulate marriage; and
WHEREAS, the Oklahoma Legislature commends the Honorable E. Scott Pruitt, Attorney General of Oklahoma, for filing an amicus curiae brief supporting Oklahoma’s right to regulate marriage.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 1ST SESSION OF THE 54TH OKLAHOMA LEGISLATURE, THE SENATE CONCURRING
THAT the Oklahoma Legislature reaffirms its commitment to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman and urges the United States Supreme Court to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act and the right of states to regulate marriage.
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