April 10, 2013 at 4:40 pm EDT | by Michael K. Lavers
Okla. lawmakers pass DOMA resolution
Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, gay news, Washington Blade

Oklahoma Capitol Building (Photo by Daniel Mayer via Wikimedia Commons)

OKLAHOMA CITY—The Oklahoma House of Representatives on Monday approved a resolution in support of the Defense of Marriage Act.

The 84-0 vote took place less than two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in cases that challenge the constitutionality of DOMA and California’s Proposition 8. The Associated Press reported openly gay state Rep. Kay Floyd (D-Oklahoma City) and more than a dozen other House Democrats walked out of the chamber before the vote took place.

The Arkansas House of Representatives late last month also approved a resolution in support of DOMA that then-President Bill Clinton signed into law in 1996.

The Supreme Court is expected to announce its ruling on the DOMA and Prop 8 cases in June.

Michael K. Lavers is the international news editor of the Washington Blade. Follow Michael

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