Saturday, May 12, 2018

Oklahoma Discrimination Is Not OK

Disturbing news from Oklahoma that bigoted homophobic Republican Governor Mary Fallin has signed SB 1140 the adoption & discrimination bill making it the first piece of anti-LGBTQ legislation in the nation this year. This law allows child welfare organizations including adoption & foster care agencies to discriminate against qualified Oklahomans seeking to care for a child in need including LGBTQ couples, interfaith couples, single parents, married couples in which one prospective parent has previously been divorced or other parents to whom the agency has a religious objection. Josh Stickney, Administrative Associate at Equality Federation, is an adoptee & has lived in Oklahoma his entire life stated, “I’m extremely disappointed that our state has decided to fund discrimination in our foster care & adoption agencies. I am confident that Oklahoma will now be subject to expensive & unnecessary litigation & heartache for LGBTQ families. I call on Governor Fallin to veto this embarrassing & unconstitutional legislation. Furthermore, I call on the people of Oklahoma to elect leaders who have the true Oklahoma Standard at heart rather than this kind of bigotry & hatred toward their fellow Oklahomans.” All youth deserve loving homes & discrimination has no place in this country. This obscene legislation will cost Oklahomans a great deal of money in lost business & ongoing lawsuits at a time when the state is having trouble affording the basics like school supplies & infrastructure. When will people learn that hate never wins.
For More Info: freedomoklahoma.org
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