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Oklahoma bill allows ride share programs to discriminate against LGBT individuals

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
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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
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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
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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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Marriage News Watch: March 16, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015
Ted Ribey with the Clerk of District Court's office in Yellowstone County attaches a seal to the wedding license of Jill Houk and Randi Paul, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Billings, Mont. At least 5 other clerks in the county are refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Texas is pushing a proposed law that would let the state overrule the Supreme Court. There's just one problem: they can't actually do that. [...]

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Okla. Senate approves bill allowing clergy to refuse to officiate gay weddings

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Oklahoma state capitol in Oklahoma City.
Critics say the bill was a waste of lawmakers time because religious institutions are already protected under federal law from having to solemnize same-sex unions. [...]

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Okla. House OKs bill shifting issuance of marriage licenses from state to clergy

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Oklahoma state capitol in Oklahoma City.
Opponents say the bill is a reaction by lawmakers who disagree with a federal judge's decision to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage. [...]

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Oklahoma lawmaker: ‘Gays don’t have a right to be served in every single store’

Monday, March 9, 2015
Joseph Silk
Oklahoma state Sen. Joseph Silk says LGBT activists do not want people to be able to exercise their religious convictions. [...]

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Oklahoma House committee OKs bill protecting conversion therapy providers

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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Legislation that would protect the practice of therapy that seeks to change people's sexual orientation or gender identity in Oklahoma was approved by a state House committee Tuesday. [...]

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