LGBT National Stonewall Democrats Condemns Enactment of Oklahoma Adoption Ban

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  1. CoCo

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    NSD Condemns Enactment of Oklahoma Adoption Ban
    NSD Calls Governor's Approval Anti-Family and "Against
    Democratic Principals"

    Released from the desk of John Marble (DC) on 5/4/04


    WASHINGTON, DC - National Stonewall Democrats today condemned the enactment of one of the nation's most restrictive anti-adoption laws. The legislation, signed today by Oklahoma Governor and Democrat Brad Henry, forbids same-sex couples residing out-of-state from adopting children in Oklahoma.

    "Governor Henry's support for this legislation is disgusting and goes against Democratic principals which value American families," said Dave Noble, NSD Executive Director. "This law threatens abandoned and orphaned children by refusing to afford them stable, loving homes."

    Oklahoma already maintains some of the most anti-gay adoption statutes in the nation. State law already bars same-sex couples in Oklahoma from adopting children, although gay individuals may become adoptive parents. The new law, signed today by Governor Henry, removes a loophole that had allowed same-sex partners in states where co-adoption is legal to seek children in Oklahoma. The legislation stemmed out of a March controversy in which the Oklahoma Health Department refused to issue a birth certificate for a child adopted by a gay couple who live in Seattle, Washington.

    In 2002, Democrat Brad Henry defeated Republican Congressman Steve Largent, an anti-gay Congressional activist, to win the governorship.




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    One thing you should know about Oklahoma politics is that our Democrats are basically moderate Republicans. It shouldn't surprise anyone that our Democrats go against "Democratic" principles.
     
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