Norman becomes first city in Oklahoma to pass comprehensive protections for LGBTQ+ residents

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Tonight, we celebrate.
In an 8-1 vote, the City of Norman has become the first city in Oklahoma to approve comprehensive nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ residents in employment, in housing, and in public accommodations. Congratulations are in order for this giant leap forward for our movement! 

This is a momentous occasion for Norman's LGBTQ population and an incredible model for what is possible in a conservative state like Oklahoma! Huge thanks go out to Mayor Breea Clark, the Norman City Council, and the Human Rights Commission for their leadership on non discrimination, and congratulations to Norman United for this incredible victory, obtained over years of organizing toward this moment. This is a moment to celebrate not just for Norman but for all of Oklahoma and our nationwide movement. Thank you for your tireless effort toward building a better and more inclusive world. 

This is a first for Oklahoma but we know that there are many cities that will follow suit. Norman's leadership on this issue places them at the forefront of the movement for LGBTQ equality in our state. We're thrilled for their support and eager to work with cities across Oklahoma who are ready to adopt this model for equality. 

Congratulations, friends. Tonight's victory is not possible without you. Thank you for your courage and tenacity in continuing to stand for an Oklahoma that is welcoming and inclusive for all.

Onward! 

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Allie Shinn
Executive Director
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