Action Alert

Take action against discriminatory Okla. bill!

Last chance to tell Oklahoma House to stop bill that would allow religious discrimination in adoption and foster care.

Last month, we asked you to contact Oklahoma lawmakers regarding Senate Bill 1140, a bill that would allow child welfare organizations to receive state funds while discriminating based on their religious beliefs. Unfortunately, the House Judiciary Committee voted in favor of SB 1140. The bill’s last stop before the governor’s desk is the floor of the state House. Please contact your state representative today and tell them they are the last line of defense against this awful bill.

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.

CONTACT

Take action today against this shameful bill sanctioning religiously fueled prejudice against Oklahoma children. Please ask your state representative to vote against this disgraceful piece of legislation.

Learn more about this bill. 


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.

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