The new session of the OK legislature isn’t even a week old, and we’re off to the races!
In the wake of the OK National Guard divesting itself completely of the responsibility and capability to issue ID cards to ANY member or dependent in order to avoid issuing ID cards to same sex married Guard personnel, and the recent ruling in the Federal District Court in Tulsa striking down Oklahoma’s laws against gay marriage, a bill has been introduced in the legislature to ban the state of Oklahoma from recognizing any marriages at all.
OKLAHOMA CITY -State lawmakers are considering throwing out marriage in Oklahoma.
The idea stems from a bill filed by Rep. Mike Turner (R-Edmond). Turner says it’s an attempt to keep same-sex marriage illegal in Oklahoma while satisfying the U.S. Constitution. Critics are calling it a political stunt while supporters say it’s what Oklahomans want.
A State District Judge has ruled a law requiring parental consent or a prescription from a doctor for teens to purchase OTC emergency contraceptives violates the state constitution:
The law, contained in House Bill 2226, prevented girls under the age of 17 from getting Plan B One-Step without first seeing a doctor.The drug is also known as levonorgestrel. It is taken after sexual intercourse to prevent pregnancy, but is not capable of terminating an existing pregnancy.
Oklahoma County District Judge Lisa Davis issued a temporary injunction to block the law last August.
Davis on Thursday said that the law did not adhere to the single-subject provision of the state constitution.
I’ve noted before that frequently the legislature will waste time and money passing laws that are popular with certain segments of the population in such a was as to violate the state constitution and therefore be void. Violating the single-subject amendment–laws may only address one subject– is the easiest way to do this.
A proposed law would allow persons to carry firearms openly without a license in the state of Oklahoma. Currently the only legal way for a gun owner to carry his personal weapon is to take the training and pass the background check and pay the fees to get a concealed carry permit.
OKLAHOMA CITY — State Sen. Nathan Dahm has filed a bill that would allow people to carry weapons openly in Oklahoma without a license.
The Tulsa Republican filed Senate Bill 1473 and titled it the “Piers Morgan Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms Without Infringement.”
In return, Morgan has invited Dahm via social media to come on his television show to discuss the issue. Dahm accepted and said he will appear Monday night.
I wonder if it ever occurs to these jackasses that the reason real estate is so cheap here might have something to do with the fact that millions of people don’t want to live here.