Oklahoma House Committee Rejects Anti-LGBT Bill
February 28, 2012 by HRC staff
Post submitted by Dan Rafter, Former HRC Associate Director of Communications
The Oklahoma House Judiciary Committee voted down the discriminatory HB 2245 yesterday afternoon by a 6-5 vote. The bill – pushed by rabidly anti-LGBT state lawmaker Mike Reynolds – would have limited protections for municipal employees to only those available to state employees.
Oklahoma's non-discrimination policies do not cover sexual orientation or gender identity.
The Equality Network (TEN) – a statewide advocacy organization for LGBT political and legal rights in Oklahoma – led the fight against this legislation. HRC recently worked with TEN to stop another piece of anti-LGBT legislation from Rep. Reynolds that would have re-instated a more extreme version of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in the Oklahoma National Guard.
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