Oklahoma Bathroom Bill Stopped May 24, 2016  •  11:00 am

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 24, 2016
Contact: Troy Stevenson
Executive Director – Freedom Oklahoma
troy@freedomoklahoma.org | (405) 802-8229

Oklahoma Bathroom Bill Stopped

Oklahoma City – Leadership in the Oklahoma State House of Representatives informed Freedom Oklahoma today that SB 1619 – a bill targeting transgender youth with segregated bathrooms – will not move forward this session.

The following statement can be attributed to Freedom Oklahoma executive director, Troy Stevenson:

“We are proud of the fair-minded legislators who stopped this madness at the Capitol, but this bill should have never been proposed in the first place. We have spent two weeks fighting over where school kids can pee, rather than making sure we can fund their education. Freedom Oklahoma will stay vigilant in making sure there are no more 11th hour attempts to harm LGBTQ Oklahomans and it is our hope that the grown ups are back in control under the dome at 23rd and Lincoln.”

 

BACKGROUND:

 

Freedom Oklahoma is Oklahoma’s statewide LGBTQ advocacy organization and a proud member of the Equality Federation. Freedom lobbies for pro-equality legislation and public policies; and engages in public education in support of the LGBTQ community.


This Story: Oklahoma City – Leadership in the Oklahoma State House of Representatives informed Freedom Oklahoma today that SB 1619 – a bill targeting transgender youth with segregated bathrooms – will not move forward this session.
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