DNC on Oklahoma Anti-LGBTQ Adoption Bill Becoming Law
May 12, 2018
Today, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed SB 1140, a bill that will allow Oklahoma's adoption agencies the ability to deny LGBTQ couples the ability to adopt a child based on religious objection. In response, DNC LGBTQ Media Director Lucas Acosta released the following statement:
“Plain and simple, Governor Fallin and Oklahoma Republicans are discriminating against LGBTQ parents. Rather than focusing on empowering families or uniting children with loving parents, Governor Fallin and Oklahoma Republicans want to strip qualified potential parents of their ability to provide for a child in need. With over 400,000 children in foster care nationwide, including more than 16,000 in Oklahoma alone, the Oklahoma legislature should be focusing on how it can attract more qualified and loving parents to the system – not rejecting potential homes based on the gender identity or sexual orientation of the parents.
“As the special elections in OK SD-37, SD-44, HD-46, and HD-75 proved, voters are rejecting the far-right, extremist agenda of Oklahoma Republicans, and will continue to hold them accountable in November.”