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WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE PHOTO

July 9, 2014 by Hilary Hudson

An expired driver’s license typically demands a routine trip to the tag agency and the accompanying annoyances – waiting in line, paying renewal fees, and posing awkwardly for a picture. Most Oklahomans, however, do not know just how much personal information they are sharing when More >

ACLU of Oklahoma Statement on 10th Circuit Decision Affirming Marriage Equality for Oklahomans

July 18, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Today the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma joins numerous Oklahomans and their families in celebrating the latest victory for marriage equality in Oklahoma and throughout the United States. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, in the case of Bishop v. Smith, affirmed an More >

ACLU of Oklahoma Statements in Response to District Court Order in Lost Ogle v. Fallin

OKLAHOMA CITY –

The following statement is attributable to Ryan Kiesel, Executive Director, ACLU of Oklahoma –

While we respectfully disagree with the District Court’s finding that a deliberative process privilege exists under Oklahoma law, this order holds that the Governor of Oklahoma can no longer unilaterally hide documents under the Open More >

The Equality Network and ACLU of Oklahoma’s Statements in Response to the YMCA of Greater OKC’s Decision to Create More Inclusive Family Membership Policy

Oklahoma City–In response to the following announcement by the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City that it is amending its family membership policy to be more inclusive and better reflect its membership and the diverse community it serves, the ACLU of Oklahoma and The Equality Network both issued statements.

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Okla. Governor Signs Texas-style Abortion Restriction into Law

May 29, 2014

Oklahoma City – Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has signed into law a Texas-style medically unnecessary regulation that could severely restrict access for the state’s nearly 2 million women. The law requires that a doctor with admitting privileges at a local hospital be on site.

Doctors and major medical groups, More >

Governor Fallin’s Proposed Investigation Is Not Independent

Oklahoma City–Shortly after the botched execution of Clayton Lockett, the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma called for a moratorium on all executions in Oklahoma pending a complete and independent investigation into the botched execution and the events leading up to the fundamental breakdown in the state’s execution process.

Now that More >

ACLU of Oklahoma’s Statement in Response to Tuesday Night’s Botched Execution in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City–In response to the botched execution of Clayton Lockett, the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma has issued the below statements and is immediately calling for a full and open investigation into the execution. The ACLU of Oklahoma is also calling for an immediate moratorium on all executions pending More >

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ACLU of Oklahoma wins appeal of Judge’s Decision to Deny Name Change to Transgender Applicants

March 21, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals today reversed Oklahoma County Judge Bill Graves’s refusal to grant a name change to a transgender person. The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma Foundation, representing local resident Angela Ingram, had appealed the Judge’s denial of her More >

Media Advisory: ACLU of Oklahoma files for Summary Judgment in Open Records Lawsuit

March 17, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY–The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma Foundation filed a Motion for Summary Judgment and a supporting legal brief today in Oklahoma County District Court on behalf of Vandelay Entertainment, the publisher of the news and satire blog TheLostOgle.com, in its suit against Governor Mary Fallin. More >

ACLU of OK Names Plaintiffs in Bishop v. Oklahoma Case 2013 Angie Debo Civil Liberties Recipients

OKLAHOMA CITY– The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma has announced that the four plaintiffs in the Bishop v. Oklahoma lawsuit–Mary Bishop, Sharon Baldwin, Susan Barton, and Gay Phillips–will receive the Angie Debo Civil Liberties Award for their long and potentially landmark fight against Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage. The More >