The Tulsa Interfaith Alliance applauds today’s decision by the US Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges affirming the right of same-gender couples to have their relationships treated, under the law, with the same respect and dignity as other couples. We join with Rabbi Jack Moline, the Executive Director of the national Interfaith Alliance in “affirming what people of faith across the country have known for years: that there is no legitimate, secular reason to deny the right to marry to” same-gender couples.
Rev. Bob Lawrence, Executive Director of the Tulsa Interfaith Alliance, said, “We believe this decision to be about the freedom of religion, as well as the supremacy of the US Constitution, for those who believe that same-gender relationships are blessed by their Creator are now treated no differently under the law than those who do not believe so. We joyfully celebrate with all those who have struggled for too long to have their relationships treated with the same dignity and respect as other marriages.”