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Oklahoma Bill Calls for Impeachment of President Barack Obama for Protecting Transgender Students The New Civil Rights Movement  •  May 19, 2016 Oklahoma lawmakers Thursday filed a resolution calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama for protecting transgender students. Last week the Dept. of Justice and the Dept. of Education issued a letter to all public schools stating transgender students cannot be discriminated against. T
Oklahoma Stood Up Against The Anti-LGBT ‘Slate of Hate’ — And Won MTV  •  March 17, 2016 This year kicked off with almost 200 anti-LGBT bills working through state governments across the country. If this were a competition for which state could try to legalize the most bigotry against queer people, Oklahoma would be far in the lead with a record-breaking 27 bills, affectionately refe
Oklahoma City Council weighs housing discrimination News OK  •  January 6, 2016 (Our very own) Amanda McLain-Snipes married her longtime girlfriend Sept. 5 in Oklahoma City. Tuesday she stepped further out of the shadows as the city council extended protections from discrimination in housing to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents. “Today is the day we can
Norman, Oklahoma council passes LBGT protections Fox 25  •  December 22, 2015 City council members have unanimously passed the resolution, protecting LBGT citizens from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, the first city in the state to pass such protections. Read more here.
ANALYSIS: Victories Across the Board in Oklahoma! Andy Garcia, Program Manager  •  May 14, 2015 This content is only viewable by Equality Federation state and national partners. Please login to view this content. Login
Oklahoma Governor Signs Law Allowing Ministers to Refuse to Perform Same-Sex Marriages KOCO  •  May 1, 2015 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) —Gov. Mary Fallin has signed into law a bill that allows ministers to refuse to perform same-sex marriages if such marriages conflict with their religious beliefs. Troy Stevenson of Freedom Oklahoma, which advocates for gay and transgender rights in Oklahoma, has said he believe
Oklahoma Rep. Proposes Pointed Amendment to Anti-gay Bill The Gayly  •  March 10, 2015 Oklahoma City – Representative Emily Virgin, in consultation with Freedom Oklahoma and the ACLU of Oklahoma, has proposed an amendment to HB 1371 – “The Oklahoma Religious Freedom Act.” This bill would allow businesses operating in the marriage industry to discriminate based on their religio
Anti-Gay Oklahoma Senator Says He’ll Always Protect Your Right to Be Homosexual (And Be Discriminated Against) Towleroad  •  March 8, 2015 Oklahoma state Sen. Joseph Silk doesn’t believe LGBT people “have a right to be served in every single store.” However, Silk now says he’ll always protect their right to be homosexual, even though he still believes the LGBT movement is “a threat to our freedoms and libe
5 States Still Trying to Legislate the Gay Away Care2  •  February 25, 2015 “As the United States marches toward equal rights for LGBT citizens, there are still a handful of states that are dragging their heels. These are the states that, when they see fellow states pass gay-friendly laws, attempt to counter this progress by setting back the rights of homosexuals with
Oklahoma Anti-Gay Marriage Bill Targets Court Clerks With Job Loss News9  •  February 17, 2015 OKLAHOMA CITY – Judges or court clerks who issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples would lose their jobs under a bill that has been approved by a House committee. The House Judiciary and Civil Procedure Committee voted 5-3 on Tuesday for the “Preservation of Sovereignty and Marriage