Whenever a court overturns Oklahoma's draconian constitutional ban on gay marriage, Mary Fallin likes to (embarrassingly) point out that 75% of Oklahomans in 2004 were totally fine with repressing the equal rights and legal protections of law-abiding, tax paying American citizens in order to satisfy their own fears, insecurities and religious views.
The people of Oklahoma have the right to determine how marriage is defined. In 2004, Oklahomans exercised that right, voting by a margin of 3-1 to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.The will of the people has now been overridden by unelected federal justices, accountable to no one. That is both undemocratic and a violation of states' rights. Rather than allowing states to make their own policies that reflect the values and views of their residents, federal judges have inserted themselves into a state issue to pursue their own agendas.Today's decision has been cast by the media as a victory for gay rights. What has been ignored, however, is the right of Oklahomans – and Americans in every state – to write their own laws and govern themselves as they see fit. Those rights have once again been trampled by an arrogant, out-of -control federal government that wants to substitute Oklahoma values with Washington, D.C. values.”
Yes, how dare that judicial branch protect the freedoms of the minority against the discriminatory, prejudice and repressive majority. Before you know it, those activist judges are going to tell us blacks and whites can go to the same schools!
Well, it looks like there's a little bit of good news out there for those Oklahomans who think two grown up, consenting, homosexual adults should have the freedoms as heterosexuals. According to a recent poll by the Tulsa World, now only 62% of Oklahomans are prejudiced tool rods:
I'm honestly not sure if this is good news or bad news.
On a positive note, we are showing some progress. Only 62% of people polled by the Tulsa World oppose gay marriage. That means 12% of the old people who voted to ban it in 2004 are now probably dead. If the death rate continues at its current trend – and based upon where we rank in obesity, heart disease and diabetes, I don't see it slowing down – we should be at 49% in another 10 years. Awesome! You're doing fine, Oklahoma!
Of course, isn't that kind of sad? 62% of Oklahomans are such judgemental idiots that they don't think two people who love each other and want to share a Sam's Club membership should have that right. Granted, I'm a judgemental idiot for calling those people judgemental idiots, but at last check, I'm not the one opposed to providing equal rights to all citizens under the law based upon phobias or what's written in a 2,000 year old book. I guess that's my trump card.