Tell Okla. Lawmaker: Out-of-Touch Legislation Weakens U.S. Military
  • Petitioned State Rep. Mike Reynolds

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State Rep. Mike Reynolds

Tell Okla. Lawmaker: Out-of-Touch Legislation Weakens U.S. Military

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      Human Rights Campaign

Oklahoma State Rep. Mike Reynolds (R-Oklahoma City) is pushing a bill that would ban gays and lesbians from serving openly in the state's National Guard. Even worse, the legislation doesn't prohibit state officials from directly questioning someone about their sexual orientation – essentially removing the "Don't Ask" component of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT).

If this discriminatory bill becomes law, Oklahoma will join countries like China, Iran, Syria, North Korea and Pakistan in prohibiting gays and lesbians from serving their country openly.

This legislation represents nothing more than an attempt to revive the anti-gay sentiment and misinformation used during the fight to repeal DADT. Send Rep. Reynolds a letter now telling him to pull his support from this outdated and discriminatory bill.

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    • Catherine Steffan GRAND ISLAND, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      One in ten people is gay. That's a pretty large minority to write off.

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    • peter lee OCEANSIDE, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      be human & respect everyone for their differences...

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    • James Miller CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      To even propose such a law is obscene; Mike Reynolds should be censored for his bigotry.

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    • Marjorie Clark FAIRFIRLD, OH
      • about 2 years ago

      My Son IS Gay

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    • Sheryl Moore LEXINGTON, KY
      • about 2 years ago

      There is nothing wrong with being gay. Love is love in all its forms. Didn't Jesus say to love thy neighbor as thyself? If you question the "morality" of someone who is gay, you are in essence questioning God's design on our bodies that made it possible to enjoy romantic encounters with people of any gender. It is entirely natural. What is wrong is that many people would rather go to war than accept harmless differences in others!

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