Oklahoma's Republican Governor Just Dealt an Unexpected Blow to the NRA

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The bill was meant to allow state residents 21 and over to forgo getting a state permit in order to exercise their constitutional right to bear arms.

That's precisely what advocates believe SB 1140 does.

About a dozen states have "constitutional carry" laws in place. More than two-thirds of Americans (68 percent) claimed in a September 2017 survey that placement agencies which receive taxpayer dollars should not be permitted to turn away LGBTQ couples if they cite faith-based objections.

Currently, five states - Mississippi, Michigan, Virginia, Texas, Alabama, South Dakota and North Dakota - have similar laws on the books, although Michigan's law is being challenged in the federal courts thanks to the ACLU.

"Instead, the bill will help continue Oklahoma's successful placement of children with a broad array of loving families and basically maintain the status quo by setting forth in statute practices which have successfully worked for the best interest of Oklahoma children", Fallin said in a statement.

An opponent of same-sex marriage, Fallin has an anti-LGBT history as governor of Oklahoma.

"Oklahoma is a state that respects the Second Amendment", Fallin said.

The adoption decision also prompted an angry response, this time from LGBTQ groups, who said it was a license to discriminate against gays and lesbians. SB 1140, much like SB 284 in Kansas, works to withhold those families from those children.

Fallin additional that the bill "eradicates the present capacity of Oklahoma law enforcement to distinguish among people carrying guns who've been trained and vetted, and people who've maybe not", instills a debate that lots of law makers that opposed the mandate, such as for instance Democratic state Rep. Shane Stone, created the monthly bill was debated.

When the Supreme Court legalized marriage equality in 2015, faith-based adoption and foster care agencies in localities like California, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C. closed their doors to avoid having to place children in LGBTQ households.

The NRA had affirmed the bill's passage and had urged Fallin to signal it.

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. Our message to Gov. Fallin and the lawmakers who championed this travesty is easy: "We'll see you in courtroom!" mentioned Govt Director Troy Stevenson.

"Make no mistake, we will fight for the most vulnerable Oklahomans targeted by this law", Stevenson claimed.

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