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May 23 2018, 01:29 | Irvin Gilbert
Oklahoma Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Have Made Gun Licenses Unnecessary
Nathan Dahm, was cautious that Fallin would select to veto Constitutional Carry as a result of "she had vetoed different gun laws prior to now", he informed Fox Information on the time. And more agencies will be involved, they said.
"I think Governor Fallin, quite frankly, is anti-Second Amendment", said Anthony Sykes, a Republican state senator who described himself as "disappointed but not surprised" by the veto.
"Instead, the bill will help continue Oklahoma's successful placement of children with a broad array of loving families and basically maintain the status quo by setting forth in statute practices which have successfully worked for the best interest of Oklahoma children", Fallin said in a statement. "Gov. Fallin has cemented her legacy, siding with discrimination and the legislature in throwing kids under the bus to create a "license to discriminate" against LGBTQ Oklahomans".
"If this bill becomes law it will cost Oklahomans millions of dollars in litigation fees, in a time when Oklahoma cannot properly fund education and other core services", Freedom Oklahoma executive director Troy Stevenson warned late last month.
"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", DNC LGBTQ Media Director Lucas Acosta said.
When the Supreme Court legalized marriage equality in 2015, faith-based adoption and foster care agencies in localities like California, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C. closed their doors to avoid having to place children in LGBTQ households. "And once again, the taxpayers of Oklahoma will pay for the misguided desires to discriminate of many of our lawmakers and our governor".
The top officials in the Catholic church in two of Oklahoma's most populous cities welcomed the new law.
"Make no mistake, we will fight for the most vulnerable Oklahomans targeted by this law", Stevenson claimed. It would allow for the display of the Ten Commandments along with other historical documents on public property.
The following year, voters rejected State Question 790, which would have allowed the Ten Commandments monument to be displayed at the Capitol. Joseph Silk, R-Broken Bow, are the authors of the measure, which requires the state attorney general to defend legal challenges to such displays.