OKLAHOMA CITY – The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma and CAIR-Oklahoma, the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, recently expressed their appreciation to the Oklahoma Bankers’ Association (OBA) for clarifying a security measure commonly referred to “No Hats, No Hoods, No Sunglasses” employed by many of Oklahoma’s banks to better take into account the religious requirements of some customers to cover all or a portion of their heads. “We are incredibly pleased that the OBA recognizes that respecting the religious requirements of their customers and ensuring a safe and secure banking environment can go hand in hand,” said Ryan Kiesel, Executive DirectorRead More →

January 9, 2013 OKLAHOMA CITY–The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma has announced former Oklahoma school teacher Joe Quigley will receive the Angie Debo Civil Liberties Award at a reception to be held in the Blue Room at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City on January 19th. “Joe Quigley is a pioneer in his work to defend the rights of LGBT students. His commitment to ensure that all students are afforded equality and dignity is not only commendable, but sets an example for each of us to follow,” said Ryan Kiesel, Executive Director of the ACLU of Oklahoma. During his time as a teacher inRead More →