An out-of-state radical homosexual advocacy group is screaming opposition to a set of bill in the Oklahoma Legislature to reaffirm traditional values.
The “Human Rights Campaign” from Washington, D.C., claims to represent civil rights for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgendered people and “queers” (LBGTQ) joined with “Freedom Oklahoma” to attack proposed bills that affirm traditional morality and are against homosexuality.
The radical group claims 26 bills have been filed that would restrict their sexual freedom. The session began February 1.
“Oklahoma is regrettably leading the nation in the number of bills attacking LGBT people, their families, and visitors in the 2016 legislative session,” said HRC Legal Director Sarah Warbelow.
Some of the bills they oppose include support for therapy that helps people escape homosexual lifestyles; bills that affirm religious freedom in rejecting homosexuality; a bill to prevent men posing as women to use public restrooms for women; a bill to require people seeking a marriage license to be tested for sexually transmitted diseases (a problem among homosexuals) and the right of college groups to ban homosexuals from membership due to their sexual advocacy. Another bill seeks to nullify the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized homosexual marriage.
Sen. Joseph Silk, R-Broken Bow, is the author of Senate Bill 1014 that would make it “unlawful for a person to use a gender-specific restroom when that person’s biological gender is contrary to that of the gender-specific restroom.”
The measure would direct the state Board of Health to create rules for compliance. The bill has infuriated homosexual groups who want men who dress as women to be able to use women’s restrooms in public.