Events Will Educate on Marriage Equality Laws

Mar 26, 2013

Credit The Religious

Legal lectures and panel discussions about marriage equality laws will take place in the evenings all this week at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center.

Toby Jenkins is the Executive Director of Oklahomans for Equality.

“We felt like it was important that we educated and gave Tulsans the proper information about the marriage equality hearings that are going on at the Supreme Court,” Jenkins said.

Justices are hearing two days of oral arguments regarding challenges to California’s Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage, and to the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

Jenkins says he sees public opinion about same-sex marriage changing, even in this region.

“You’re beginning to see a ground-swell of people, even in Oklahoma,” he said, “who are seeing this is an issue of discrimination and marginalization of a population.”

For a schedule of this week’s events, click here.