Oklahoma's Republican Governor Just Dealt an Unexpected Blow to the NRA

Oklahoma Action Needed: Constitutional Carry Legislation Awaits Governor Fallin's Signature

While Oklahoma "is a state that respects the Second Amendment", Fallin said in a statement, she chose to veto the bill, also known as Senate Bill 1212, because "the firearms requirement we current have in state law are few and reasonable".

He predicted that as a result of the bill's passage, "countless young people... will be stigmatized by state-sanctioned hate".

The bill passed the Oklahoma House of Representatives in a 59-28 vote in late April. 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.

As queer and trans advocacy groups in Oklahoma pursue legal action to overturn the law, almost every leading civil rights organization has come out to oppose SB 1140. No new state bills attacking the community had been signed into law this year.

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"In a day and time when diversity is becoming a core value to society because it will lead to more options, we should recognize its value for serving Oklahoma also because it leads to more options for loving homes to serve Oklahoma children". There are children in the Oklahoma child welfare system in desperate need of loving families. Oklahoma's leaders must live with that, and live with the reputational fallout that it may bring. "Gov. Fallin has cemented her legacy, siding with discrimination and the legislature in throwing kids under the bus to create a "license to discriminate" against LGBTQ Oklahomans".

"It does not ban same-sex adoption or foster care in Oklahoma", she writes. SB 1140, much like SB 284 in Kansas, works to withhold those families from those children. The legislation, known as SB 1140, will allow taxpayer funded adoption agencies to cite their "religious or moral convictions" to refuse to allow LGBT people to adopt. It handed the state's Senate on Might 2 in a 33-9 vote. "Make no mistake, this temporary setback will be rectified when Oklahoma residents elect a new, and genuinely pro-Second Amendment governor", Cox said in a statement.

Some 11 different states have handed comparable laws, which, if applied in Oklahoma, would have "eradicated the requirement to finish a brief firearms security and coaching course from an authorized teacher and exhibit competency with a pistol earlier than carrying a gun in public", based on the governor's workplace. Our message to Gov. Fallin and the lawmakers who championed this travesty is simple: "We'll see you in court!" said Executive Director Troy Stevenson.

The mandate is "anti-safety and anti-law enforcement" and "too far out there", Stone previously told Fox News.

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