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  • Sharon Baldwin (left) and Mary Bishop speak at East Central University in Ada, Okla., on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, as part of the ECU Gay-Straight Alliance's National Coming Out Day event. The women are two of four plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed in November 2004 in federal court in Tulsa, Okla., challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act and the Oklahoma Constitution's ban on same-sex marriage. (AP Photo/Eric Turner)

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  • Don Holladay, an attorney for Bishop and Baldwin, said the ruling bring the couple joy but is more than that.

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  • "I think we were struck by how, frankly, it's the same old arguments they've been using all along that have been so unsuccessful," said Baldwin. "They make it sound as though there are a limited number of marriage licenses and if they start handing out marriage licenses willy-nilly to same-sex couples who can't have a child, then what is that going to do to procreation? Well, it's not going to do anything to procreation. People who still want to have children will still have children."

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