Content Filed Under: Oklahoma

All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Sooner State.


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In the Face of Oklahoma Threats, We’ll Continue Fighting to #ProtectTransStudents

By James Gherardi • August 16, 2018, 1:45 pm A transgender student in Oklahoma was threatened with harm this week by a group of extremely anti-LGBTQ parents.
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Highs and Lows of the 2018 Legislative Session for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

By Shane Stahl • June 2, 2018, 4:44 pm A look at the Highs and Lows of the 2018 Legislative Session – and how everything that happened this year builds momentum toward future gains and fuels the LGBTQ movement for the months and years to come.
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First Anti-LGBTQ Bill to Pass Through State Legislature in 2018 Expected to Reach Oklahoma Governor’s Desk

By Adam Polaski • May 2, 2018, 10:52 am SB 1140, dangerous adoption legislation that would allow child welfare and adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ people when placing children in a home by claiming a “religious or moral exemption," is headed to Governor Mary Fallin's desk, the first discriminatory legislation to advance through a state legislature in 2018.
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This Week in LGBTQ Nondiscrimination: Advances in TN & NH as OK & KS Discrimination Looms

By Shane Stahl • April 27, 2018, 1:48 pm Positive momentum in NH and TN this week, while bad bills continue in KS and OK.
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Advocates for LGBTQ Equal Treatment Urge Oklahoma Governor to Veto Discriminatory Bill Ahead of Final Debate

By Shane Stahl • April 27, 2018, 11:34 am SB 1140 would allow adoption and child welfare agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ people when placing children.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: A New Campaign Launches, Existing Campaigns Move Forward, and Anti-LGBTQ Bills Continue in CO and OK

By Shane Stahl • April 20, 2018, 4:46 pm What you might have missed in LGBTQ nondiscrimination news and highlights for the week of April 15, including stories from Colorado, New Hampshire, Montana, Oklahoma, and Massachusetts.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Adoption Battles Rage, History is Made in VT, & NH Nears Finish Line

By Shane Stahl • April 13, 2018, 4:52 pm Our roundup of nondiscrimination news for the week of April 8.
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This Week in LGBTQ Nondiscrimination: Legislative Sessions and Campaigns Wind Down, But Bad Bills Still Alive

By Shane Stahl • April 1, 2018, 12:27 pm This week in nondiscrimination, as state legislative sessions begin to wind down, we’ve seen anti-LGBTQ legislation die, but also several other bills are still on the move that could negatively affect LGBTQ people in their respective states.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Momentum Continues in AK & NH and Bad Bills Surge in OK & TN

By Shane Stahl • March 16, 2018, 3:58 pm This week in nondiscrimination saw LA advance workplace protections, continued momentum for transgender protections in NH and AK, a historic ruling in MD, and bad bills moving in TN and OK.
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Oklahoma Senate Passes Discriminatory Anti-LGBTQ Adoption Bill

By Shane Stahl • March 15, 2018, 9:09 am SB 1140 would allow private and publicly funded adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ couples and individuals based on religious or moral claims.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Bad Bills Advance, But a Historic Hearing Could Change NH

By Shane Stahl • February 23, 2018, 6:10 pm Our round up of non-discrimination stories for the week of February 18.
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This Week in LGBTQ Non-Discrimination: Campaigns Launched and Bills Introduced

By Shane Stahl • January 19, 2018, 5:37 pm Legislative news regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination dominated the week, with support growing for comprehensive non-discrimination legislation in Ohio, and campaigns to pass such legislation announcing their official launches in Florida and New Hampshire.
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Jury Sides with Oklahoma Transgender Woman Who Faced Employment Discrimination in First-of-its-Kind Case

By Adam Polaski • November 20, 2017, 2:57 pm The case marks one of the first times in the United States that a jury has considered a case of anti-transgender employment discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination based on sex.
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Sustained Grassroots Campaign from LGBT Advocates Obliterates Legislative Support for 2 Anti-LGBT Bills in Oklahoma

By Megan Clayton • March 23, 2017, 5:06 pm Two anti-LGBT bills are officially dead for the session in the Sooner State thanks to a sustained grassroots pressure campaign from Freedom Oklahoma, the premiere advocacy group working to secure full equality and legal protections for LGBT Oklahomans.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: NH Momentum as Trump Abandons Transgender Students

By Adam Polaski • February 24, 2017, 5:21 pm In one of the busiest weeks for the LGBT movement in months, equality for transgender Americans was discussed by millions.