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Beating Back the “Slate of Hate” in Oklahoma

by HRC staff March 02, 2016

HRC is on the ground in Oklahoma supporting Freedom Oklahoma and several national and local partners in raising the voices of fair minded Oklahoman's against the "slate of hate.” In this year’s legislative session, an unprecedented 27 anti-LGBT bills were before the Oklahoma legislature. 

The good news is that our hard work is making a difference. After defeating several bills with the help of fair-minded legislators from both sides of the aisle, a procedural deadline left just two bills alive.  

The bad news is that one of the bills that is still alive, HB 2428, would give religious affiliated adoptions agencies a right to discriminate against same-sex couples.

Yesterday, over 60 citizens from across Oklahoma took part in a lobby day and visited with their legislators, focusing on HB 2428. Ryan Rowe, Associate Regional Field Director for HRC joined Denise Brogan-Kator, State Policy Director for the Family Equality Council, in delivering letters to House leadership from leading attorneys and national child welfare organizations, including the AmericanAcademy of Pediatrics, on the damage this legislation could have on Oklahoma children and families. 

Bit by bit, we are tearing down the slate of hate, but we are far from done. If you are in Oklahoma and would like to help, contact

Pictured above left to right: Freedom Oklahoma board member, Marlo Miller, Freedom Oklahoma Executive Director Troy Stevenson and HRC Associate Regional Field Director Ryan Rowe at a phone bank for lobby day. 
Pictured below left to right: Family Equality Council's Denise Brogan-Kator and HRC's Ryan Rowe deliver national letters against Oklahoma's dangerous child welfare refusal bill. 

Family Equality Council's Denise Brogan-Kator and HRC's Ryan Rowe

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