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Current And Former Republican Lawmakers Support Same-Sex Marriage

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A group of current and former Republican lawmakers say they support making same-sex marriage legal in Utah and Oklahoma because it's consistent with Western conservative values of freedom and liberty.

A group that includes former Sen. Alan Simpson of Wyoming and former Sen. Nancy Kassebaum of Kansas plan to file a brief to a federal appeals court in Denver that's reviewing same-sex marriage bans in Utah and Oklahoma. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has hearings in mid-April for both cases.

Including Utah and Oklahoma, six federal judges have issued pro-gay-marriage rulings since a June Supreme Court ruling struck down part of the federal anti-gay-marriage law. The latest came last week in Texas.

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