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Oklahoma man sues state over rejected ‘LGBTALY’ license plate

Monday, May 11, 2015
The rejection prompted John Keefe to file an open records request asking for a list of all the personalized plates that were accepted and denied, but his request has been ignored by the state for two months. ...

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Tulsa students suspended after LGBT poster defaced

Sunday, May 10, 2015
Booker T. Washington High School, Tulsa, Okla.
Nearly a dozen students were suspended after a poster encouraging awareness about bullying and harassment of LGBT students was defaced. ...

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Tulsa County to pay $300K in fees in same-sex marriage case

Friday, May 8, 2015
Mary Bishop, left, and Sharon Baldwin, right, celebrate following their wedding ceremony in Tulsa, Okla., Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. Bishop and Baldwin were the lead plaintiffs who challenged Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage in 2004, shortly after 76 percent of Oklahoma voters approved the ban.
A judge awarded attorneys for a lesbian couple almost $300,000 in fees and costs related to the county's appeal of a lower court ruling. ...

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Oklahoma governor signs bill ‘protecting’ clergy who refuse to officiate same-sex unions

Friday, May 1, 2015
Gov. Mary Fallin (R-Okla.)
Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill that allows ministers to refuse to perform same-sex marriages if such marriages conflict with their religious beliefs. ...

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Oklahoma lawmakers approve bill allowing clergy, others to refuse same-sex weddings

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Oklahoma state capitol in Oklahoma City.
Legislation that protects members of the clergy who refuse to perform a same-sex marriage ceremony has been approved by the Oklahoma House and Senate. ...

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Oklahoma bill allows ride share programs to discriminate against LGBT individuals

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
A bill that sets up a regulatory framework in Oklahoma for ride sharing programs such as Uber and Lyft passed the state Senate on Wednesday, but not before a provision protecting gay and transgender passengers from discrimination was removed. ...

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15 states urge U.S. Supreme Court to uphold same-sex marriage bans

Monday, April 6, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court
Eight states where same-sex couples can marry are among 15 states urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold same-sex marriage bans and leave the matter to voters and lawmakers. ...

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Justice Dept. sues Oklahoma university, alleges discrimination against transgender professor

Monday, March 30, 2015
Morrison Hall at Southeastern Oklahoma State University
The U.S. Department of Justice is suing Southeastern Oklahoma State University, alleging the school in Durant discriminated against a transgender professor and then fired her after she complained. ...

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Okla. Senator wants to allow government contractors to discriminate against same-sex couples

Thursday, March 26, 2015
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.)
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) wants to allow businesses and organizations access to government contracts and other federal funds even if they discriminate against married, same-sex couples. ...

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Oklahoma denies ‘LGBTALY’ license plate because ‘it’s sexual in nature’

Monday, March 23, 2015
The Oklahoma Tax commission has denied a man's application for a personalized license plate supporting the LGBT community because it carries "a sexual connotation." ...

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