Oklahoma Right of Conscience Act (SB 1328)

This law was last updated on Oct 12, 2016


State

Oklahoma

Number

SB 1328

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Feb 1, 2016

Topics

Anti-Transgender, Conscience and Refusal Clauses, LGBTQ, Religious Freedom

Full Bill Text

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SB 1328 would allow any individual, business, or religious organization to refuse to provide any “services, accommodations, advantages, facilities, goods or privileges” related to any marriage ceremony or celebration if doing so would conflict with a sincerely held religious belief or conscience of the individual regarding “marriage, lifestyle or behavior.”

The bill would protect an individual or entity engaging in such discrimination from any civil claim, cause of action, or penalization from the government.

The bill would not only be limited to marriage ceremonies or celebrations. The bill would allow anyone to refuse provide any “services, accommodations, advantages, facilities, goods or privileges to be used to promote, advertise, endorse or advocate for a specific marriage, lifestyle or behavior.”

The broad language of the bill would allow for discrimination against not only LGBTQ people, but interracial couples, interfaith couples, divorcees, and single parents as well.


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