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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2013 file photo, Sharon Baldwin, left, and Mary Bishop speak at East Central University in Ada, Okla., as part of the ECU Gay-Straight Alliance's National Coming Out Day event. A federal judge on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 struck down Oklahoma's gay marriage ban, saying it violates the U.S. Constitution, but immediately stayed the effects of the ruling while the courts sort out the matter. (AP Photo/Eric Turner)

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2013 file photo, Sharon Baldwin, left, and Mary Bishop speak at East Central University in Ada, Okla., as part of the ECU Gay-Straight Alliance's National Coming Out Day event. A federal judge on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 struck down Oklahoma's gay marriage ban, saying it violates the U.S. Constitution, but immediately stayed the effects of the ruling while the courts sort out the matter. (AP Photo/Eric Turner)

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