Oklahoma governor vetoes gun carry bill in defeat for NRA

Adjust Comment Print

Simply declaring a religious or moral opposition to same-sex marriage would allow a faith-based agency the legal right to refuse to place a child in same-sex homes.

But Oklahoma Second Amendment Association president Don Spencer said the bottom line is that "Oklahoma rights were not respected".

In a third decision on Friday, Fallin vetoed a bill that would have allowed the state to sentence some juveniles to life in prison without parole.

Gov. Fallin vetoed this important piece of self-defense legislation despite the state legislature's overwhelming approval of the bill and her commitment to NRA members to support constitutional carry when she ran for reelection. She said the bill also "eliminates the current ability of Oklahoma law enforcement to distinguish between those carrying guns who have been trained and vetted, and those who have not".

Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop of Oklahoma City, and ‪Most Rev. David Konderla, Bishop of Tulsa, two Catholic leaders from Oklahoma's most populous cities, both said they supported the law. "Rather than stand up to religious fanaticism, the governor has chosen to reinforce the delusions of those who confuse discrimination with liberty".

"And the countless young people who will be stigmatized by state sanctioned hate", Stevenson added.

Walmart to open 50 new stores in India in 4 years
The reason for this potential flip-flop is being attributed to a hefty tax burden that a short-term exit from Flipkart will attract for Softbank .


"SB 1140 is discriminatory, anti-family, anti-children, and anti-First Amendment", Allie Shinn, external affairs director for the ACLU of Oklahoma, said in a statement.

However Fallin's motion drew help from Oklahoma's Catholic bishops. "Our message to Gov. Fallin and the lawmakers who championed this travesty is simple: we'll see you in court".

"Make no mistake, we will fight for the most vulnerable Oklahomans targeted by this law", Stevenson claimed. Only after the Obama administration threatened a loss of federal funds to state withholding those benefits did Fallin agree to a a deal enabling same-sex couples to obtain them.

The Household Equality Council, which advocates for LGBTQ households, mentioned in an announcement that the Oklahoma regulation targets the homosexual group and encourages religious-based adoption companies "to discriminate on the idea of their perception that LGBTQ individuals shouldn't be elevating youngsters".

Critics of the law disagreed with the governor's statement that it will not prevent LGBT people from getting a child through adoption or foster care, the report stated.

Comments