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Oklahoma Breaks a Record: 26 Bills Filed to Attack LGBT Civil Rights

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LGBT rights advocates knew there would be a slew of anti-LGBT bills being filed in the United States this year, but a handful of Oklahoma Republicans have really excelled themselves with a thought-to-be record-breaking 26 bills (and more soon to be filed) that could harm LGBT civil rights. The raft of legislation includes many bills that outright discriminate against LGBT people, ranging in topics from undercutting the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling of 2015 that effectively legalized marriage for same-gender couples across the United States, to legalizing discrimination against LGBT people and ensuring that they cannot seek relief through the judicial system.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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