Oklahoma State Legislature refuses to hear ANY anti-LGBTQ bills this year. All 27 discriminatory bills dead March 10, 2016  •  12:00 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 10, 2016
Contact: Troy Stevenson
Executive Director – Freedom Oklahoma
troy@freedomoklahoma.org | (405) 802-8229

Oklahoma City – The Oklahoma legislature faced a procedural crossover deadline today, meaning that any bill that did not move from its chamber of origin to the other chamber cannot be heard this year. Neither chamber chose to advance any of the 27 pieces of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ legislation. This means all of the bills are dead for this legislative session.

The following statement can be attributed to Freedom Oklahoma Executive Director, Troy Stevenson:

“We have seen a truly unprecedented level of community advocacy this legislative session, and fair-minded legislators – both Republicans and Democrats – have listened. There will be no anti-LGBTQ laws passed in Oklahoma this year. It is our greatest hope that going forward we will be fighting for positive change, rather than fighting back against discrimination. But no matter what, we will keep fighting until every Oklahoman is equal under the law, and in every walk of life.”

BACKGROUND:
http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2016/01/28/3743440/oklahoma-anti-lgbt-bills-record/

LIST OF LEGISLATION:

http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2015-16%20INT/SB/SB1289%20INT.PDF


This Story: The Oklahoma legislature faced a procedural crossover deadline today, meaning that any bill that did not move from its chamber of origin to the other chamber cannot be heard this year. Neither chamber chose to advance any of the 27 pieces of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ legislation. This means all of the bills are dead for this legislative session.
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