Change Oklahoma's Hate Crime Law
  • Petitioned Oklahoma's Hate Crime Law

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Oklahoma's Hate Crime Law
Oklahoma Governor
Oklahoma State Senate
Oklahoma State House
State Rep. Mike Ritze
Gov. Mary Fallin

Change Oklahoma's Hate Crime Law

    1. Cody Rogers
    2. Petition by

      Cody Rogers

      Tulsa, OK


Who would have thought that throwing a going away party, for another gay friend, and inviting over all of the people that cared about him could lead to such a thing? To hear the things I heard is one thing, but to actually have hands laid on me is another! Seeing a woman defend my pride, and then get hurt because of it, tore me apart. I stepped in to protect her, and ended up getting beat into unconsciousness! They called us f***ing fagots, queers, and said we were going to burn in hell because of it. When I regained consciousness, I honestly felt okay. But then looking around at every single person that cared about me, balling their eyes out and shocked, it hit me. I wasn’t okay. I quote, “he looked as if a truck had hit him”. Yes, I was shaken, but oh no, I am not defeated! It is time to make the change in Oklahoma, to protect everyone! I launched a Facebook campaign and a petition to make it happen, and here is what it can change!

Sexual orientation and gender identity are not currently protected under Oklahoma’s Hate Crime’s law. How would you, the reader, feel if someone you loved was assaulted because of his/her gender identity and/or sexual orientation, and then was not even protected in their own state? This is what happened to  me, personally, and countless other Oklahoma citizens, and we feel this law must change to include anyone and everyone that could be discriminated or assaulted because of his/her sexual orientation or gender identity.


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    Reasons for signing

    • Katherine Griffin PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      <Straight, but not narrow. Justice is for ALL, not some. I am a Navy vet: this law is NOT the America I served to protect!! We need to keep church OUT OF STATE!!!

    • Sonya Wallace PORUM, OK
      • over 2 years ago

      I was assulted by my "best friend" and her mother last month, both physically and sexually. Both of them knew that I was a lesbian. I have a legal case pending but the ADA won't do anthing for the sexual assault. That is not right. The ADA says its because it wasn't maliciously planned,they just did it during the fight.

    • John Waddell ALGONQUIN, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      we are all cut from the same vine, and our "imperfections" make the wold the wonderful vibrant place it is.

    • Kara Bachus STILLWATER, OK
      • over 2 years ago

      my girl friend is gay and her cousin and her were jumped by two guys for this reason. this needs to be changed so no one can discriminate against anyone else. everyone is EQUAL according to the constitution.

    • Mary Ingram MOORE, OK
      • over 2 years ago

      I am gay and I cannot BELIEVE that sexuality isn't protected under hate crime laws, considering hate crimes are committed more for sexuality than they are for race now. How fair is that? Gays are people too and they deserve to be protected under the law.


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