Oklahoma governor signs bill allowing religious groups to discriminate in adoptions

  • Cutlass

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    May 15, 2018 9:06 AM GMT
    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill allowing religious groups to discriminate against gays and lesbians in adoptions. The Church of Rome lobbied hard for this bill. In a time when discrimination again LGBTQs is being overturned and many state courts have ruled that private and religious groups can't discriminate against people in public accommodations, this ruling is disheartening, to say the least. The Church of Rome issued a statement that "it would bring more adoption services to the state and allow crucial faith-based agencies to continue their decades-long tradition of caring for Oklahoma's most vulnerable children." Secular adoption agencies could do the job just as well and still serve everyone. In addition, discrimination against gays and lesbians mean fewer children will be adopted. Some day the Church of Rome will realize the damage they have caused, as human rights and civil rights surge forward and inquisitional repression falls by the wayside.
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    May 15, 2018 12:58 PM GMT
    Silly misinformed Liberals who obviously never read Oklahoma Senate Bill 1140 which mirrors laws already in place in many other states:

    This bill also means that the Gay Adoption Agencies in Oklahoma do NOT have to let the KKK, Religious Zealots, Homophobes and Heterosexuals adopt kids.

    http://www.oklegislature.gov/BillInfo.aspx?Bill=sb1140

    "A. To the extent allowed by federal law, no private childplacing
    agency shall be required to perform, assist, counsel,
    recommend, consent to, refer, or participate in any placement of a
    child for foster care or adoption when the proposed placement would
    violate the agency's written religious or moral convictions or policies."

    Yes Liberals, there are Gay Adoption Agencies in Oklahoma.

    Bigoted Homophobic Liberals: Why are you trying to discriminate against Gay Adoption Agencies in Oklahoma ???
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    May 15, 2018 6:38 PM GMT
    Because you *know* that even though that's how the law is written, their will be people screaming bloody blue murder when/if it actually get used that way. Now, if the state doesn't like it, it's too bad, since they wrote the law that way *specifically* to avoid legal challenges that the law discriminates. Yes, there are gay adoption agencies....that handle a minute fraction of what the others do - so basically it will allow the big players to discriminate how they will, and allow the smallest players a tiny bit of leverage - still not necessarily a benefit to the children that need to get placed.


    mx5guynj saidSilly misinformed Liberals who obviously never read Oklahoma Senate Bill 1140 which mirrors laws already in place in many other states:

    This bill also means that the Gay Adoption Agencies in Oklahoma do NOT have to let the KKK, Religious Zealots, Homophobes and Heterosexuals adopt kids.

    http://www.oklegislature.gov/BillInfo.aspx?Bill=sb1140

    "A. To the extent allowed by federal law, no private childplacing
    agency shall be required to perform, assist, counsel,
    recommend, consent to, refer, or participate in any placement of a
    child for foster care or adoption when the proposed placement would
    violate the agency's written religious or moral convictions or policies."

    Yes Liberals, there are Gay Adoption Agencies in Oklahoma.

    Bigoted Homophobic Liberals: Why are you trying to discriminate against Gay Adoption Agencies in Oklahoma ???
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    May 15, 2018 11:06 PM GMT
    Liberals: why are you against Lesbians deciding that they want only gay men or lesbians to adopt their kids?

    Liberals: why do you support forced placement of a gay kid with a KKK, Religious Zealot, Homophobe or Heterosexual adult(s)?

    The law isn't the problem Liberals, you are.
  • roadbikeRob

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    May 17, 2018 1:32 PM GMT
    Cutlass saidOklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill allowing religious groups to discriminate against gays and lesbians in adoptions. The Church of Rome lobbied hard for this bill. In a time when discrimination again LGBTQs is being overturned and many state courts have ruled that private and religious groups can't discriminate against people in public accommodations, this ruling is disheartening, to say the least. The Church of Rome issued a statement that "it would bring more adoption services to the state and allow crucial faith-based agencies to continue their decades-long tradition of caring for Oklahoma's most vulnerable children." Secular adoption agencies could do the job just as well and still serve everyone. In addition, discrimination against gays and lesbians mean fewer children will be adopted. Some day the Church of Rome will realize the damage they have caused, as human rights and civil rights surge forward and inquisitional repression falls by the wayside.
    It is backward, ultra conservative Oklahoma one of the reddest and most regressive and undereducated states in the US. What do you expect? Even its two largest cities, Oklahoma City and Tulsa are harshly conservative and largely intolerant. The university city of Norman is about the only sane, open minded place in the Sooner State.