Oklahoma Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2015 (SB 440)
This law was last updated on Dec 12, 2016
SB 440 would repeal the Oklahoma Religious Freedom Act, to expressly permit discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community.
The bill would prohibit the state from requiring any individual or religious entity to do any of the following, if it would be contrary to the sincerely held religious beliefs of the individual or religious entity regarding sex, gender or sexual orientation:
- Provide any services, accommodations, advantages, facilities, goods or privileges;
- Provide counseling, adoption, foster care, and other social services;
- Provide employment or employment benefits, related to, or related to the celebration of, any marriage, domestic partnership, civil union or similar arrangement;
- Solemnize any marriage, domestic partnership, civil union or similar arrangement; or
- Treat any marriage, domestic partnership, civil union or similar arrangement as valid.
If a governmental entity, or any person asserts a claim or cause of action, or takes any adverse action against an individual or religious entity in violation of this provision, the individual or religious entity would be entitled, upon request, to recover all reasonable attorney fees, costs, and damages.