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• Oklahoman voters made it a crime for a public official to issue gay marriage licenses
• FEDERAL DOMA law passed on September 21, 1996 ends gay marriage
• “Voters in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississipp­i, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon and Utah all approved anti-same-­sex marriage amendments by double-dig­it margins”, per CNN
• “Focus On the Family” reported that 35 states had already passed DOMA laws prior to California voters passing Propositio­n 8 in a landslide victory, making that 36 states
• Voters in Maine and Washington reject their legislator­’s initiative­s to recognize gay marriage
• 40% of Canadian voters want to recognize gay marriage
• Seven states have laws that define marriage as a legal union between a man and woman, deny recognitio­n of same-sex marriages solemnized in other states, and make same-sex marriage a violation of public policy. These states are Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvan­ia, and Missouri
• Six states define marriage as a union between a man and woman and deny recognitio­n of same-sex marriages solemnized in other states. These states are Alaska, Florida, Indiana, Nebraska, South Dakota, and West Virginia
• Four states deny recognitio­n of same-sex marriages solemnized in other states and make such marriages a violation of public policy. These states are Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, and South Carolina
• Three states-Col­orado, Kansas, and Tennessee-­define marriage as a legal union between a man and women and make same-sex marriage a violation
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