In response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning a provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, Governor Mary Fallin issued the following statement. "When given the opportunity to vote on the issue, seventy-five percent of Oklahoma voters supported a constitutional amendment declaring that 'marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman.' Like the vast majority of Oklahomans, I support traditional marriage. I do not and will not support expanding the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples."
State Attorney General Scott Pruitt also released a statement. "The Court's decision confirmed that it is up to the states to decide how to define marriage, not the federal government," he said. "As a result, Oklahoma's constitutional provision that defines marriage in Oklahoma as between a man and a woman remains valid."
Oklahoma voters approved a ban on same-sex marriage in 2004. The state question was authored by former State Senator James Williamson who tells KTOK he is pleased that the Supreme Court did not issue a broader-based ruling. "I am pleased that the Supreme Court indicated that it would not take on the bigger constitutional question of whether states can prohibit gay marriage like here in Oklahoma," he said.