Oklahoma school shuts down to protect transgender student from violent threats

A group of parents planned a silently rally outside an Oklahoma school Tuesday morning on a behalf of a transgender 12-year-old who has been subjected to threats of violence. The school is closed through Wednesday in response to those threats. The student, identified simply as “Maddie”…

Oklahoma Voters Legalize Medical Marijüana

Voters in Oklahoma on Tuesday elected to legalize medical marijuana, which makes the state the 30th to allow the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. Oklahoma State Question 788 allows individuals 18 and older to obtain a medical marijuana license with a board-certified physician’s signature….

Activists blast Trump admin decision to give Oklahoma green light on coal ash regulation

Environmental organizations and activists slammed the Trump administration’s decision to grant Oklahoma the nation’s first-ever permit to regulate coal ash, citing the state’s lackluster oversight record. Critics also expressed concern that the move would put residents in danger and expose them to cancerous toxins. Oklahoma…

California takes a stand against Oklahoma’s ‘prejudiced’ anti-gay adoption law

California workers on state business will be barred from traveling to Oklahoma, which has been added to the state’s no-go list after enacting a bill last month allowing adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex parents, the Los Angeles Times reported. California’s legislature passed a law…

The truth about the Oklahoma shooting that conservatives and the NRA can’t stop talking about

On Thursday night, a man allegedly walked into a restaurant in Oklahoma City and opened fire with a pistol, injuring a mother and a daughter who were celebrating a birthday. Two other people were injured, one breaking his arm fleeing the scene. After firing multiple shots,…

GOP Candidate Proposes Euthanasia For Poor & Disabled People

A Republican gubernatorial candidate in Oklahoma proposed euthanasia for people on food stamps who are too disabled to work. In a Facebook post made by a page purporting to be for OK governor candidate Christopher Barnett, the administrator initially posted a poll about food stamp…

Kansas and Oklahoma vote to allow adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples

Lawmakers in Kansas and Oklahoma passed bills this week chipping away at marriage equality, approving legislation that would allow child-placement agencies to refuse placements based on their religious beliefs — such as discriminating against same-sex couples — without endangering state funding. In Oklahoma, Senate Bill…

Oklahoma lawmakers try to dismantle unions, weeks after teachers strike for education funding

Weeks after tens of thousands of Oklahoma teachers ended their nine-day strike after securing major wins, including teacher raises and additional education funding, legislators introduced a bill that aims to hamper membership in the teachers unions that helped organized the walkouts. The measure, Senate Bill…