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By 84-0, Okla. House backs traditional marriage

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  1. Revmitchell

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    KLAHOMA CITY (BP) -- Much of the nation might be embracing gay marriage, but the Oklahoma legislature isn't going along -- and it wants the U.S. Supreme Court to notice.

    By a vote of 84-0, the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a resolution Monday (April 8) supporting traditional marriage and the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which is before the court.

    The vote highlights the geographical divide over gay marriage. The South and the nation's heartland tend to have more conservative positions on the issue, while the Northeast and West Coast states have more liberal beliefs.

    "The Oklahoma Legislature reaffirms its commitment to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman and urges the United States Supreme Court to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act and the right of states to regulate marriage," the resolution reads.