Action Alert

Take action against discriminatory Okla. bill!

Tell Oklahoma lawmakers to oppose bill that would allow religious discrimination in adoption and foster care.

The Oklahoma House is considering Senate Bill 1140, a bill that would allow child welfare organizations to receive state funds while discriminating based on their religious beliefs. Please contact the members of the Oklahoma House Judiciary Committee and urge them to oppose SB 1140. 

Potential discriminatory acts approved by SB 1140 include denial of foster care or adoption opportunities to LGBTQ families, single mothers, atheists, or any other group marginalized by the religious organization. This bill would allow a religious child welfare organization to use discriminatory assistance or counseling practices — to the detriment of abused LGBTQ children.

The health and care of a child should be the only factor that a child welfare agency and its employees take into consideration — not advancing the bigoted agendas of state contractors promoting dogma at the expense of children in need.

TAKE ACTION

Take action today against this shameful bill sanctioning religiously fueled prejudice against Oklahoma children. If any of the members of the Oklahoma House Judiciary Committee is your representative, please ask him or her to vote against this disgraceful piece of legislation.

TALKING POINTS

Please feel free to cut and paste the talking points we've provided below. We encourage you to add your own thoughts to personalize the message.

  • As a concerned constituent, I am asking that you and the rest of the Oklahoma House Judiciary Committee oppose Senate Bill 1140 to allow child welfare organizations to receive state funds while discriminating based on their religious beliefs.
  • This bill would allow a religious child welfare organization to use discriminatory assistance or counseling practices to the detriment of abused LGBTQ children.
  • The health and care of a child should be the only factor that a child welfare agency and its employees take into consideration — not advancing the bigoted agendas of state contractors promoting dogma at the expense of children in need.

Learn more about this bill. 

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