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Oklahoma Proposed Ballot Initiative Approving LGBTQ Discrimination (HJR 1059)

This law was last updated on Sep 12, 2016




HJR 1059


Failed to Pass


Feb 1, 2016


Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 1


LGBTQ, Religious Freedom

Full Bill Text

HJR 1059 would create a ballot initiative that, if approved by the voters, would amend the Oklahoma Constitution.

The proposition would allow a religious organization, authorized official, private business or individual to refuse to solemnize or recognize any marriage or provide goods or services related to the marriage that violate a sincerely held religious belief. The proposition would protect such individuals or entities from any lawsuit or actions from the government.

The amendment would also bar a licensing or certifying entity from denying, revoking or suspending a professional or business license based on religious beliefs.

The amendment would permit a private child-placing agency to refuse to participate in any child placement that would violate the written religious or moral convictions or policies of the agency. It would also prohibit an action by the state to penalize the agency and any action for damages.


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