Sally Kern condemns OK gay marriage ruling: 'homosexuality is a human wrong'

Fri. January 17, 2014 9:11 AM by

Oklahoma City, OK - Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern has condemned a federal judge's ruling declaring Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Terence Kern put his 68-page ruling, handed down Tuesday, on hold, pending an appeal.

(Related: Federal judge strikes down Oklahoma's gay marriage ban.)

The 67-year-old Kern is best known for saying gay folks are the "biggest threat our nation has" at a 2008 gathering of Republicans.

"Homosexuality is not a civil right," Kern told News on 6. "It's a human wrong."

"Homosexuals are saying this is who we are. This is how we're born. You tell a lie long enough, people start to believe it."

James Williamson, the former state lawmaker who authored the amendment, also lamented the judge's decision.

"I was obviously disappointed, but not totally surprised," Williamson said. "The federal courts have always taken a much more activist view of the constitution and so that was always a risk that they were going to see that."

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