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.

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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.

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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 >


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, 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 >

ACLU OK calls for 2013 Angie Debo nominations

The ACLU of Oklahoma is currently accepting nominations for the Angie Debo Civil Liberties Award.  The award will be presented at this year’s Annual Meeting and Bill Rights Reception on Saturday, March 29, 2014. The Angie Debo Award was established in 1977 to recognize those who have provided exceptional defense More >

ACLU of Oklahoma Joins Amicus Brief in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby

January 30, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma, along with the ACLU and the ACLU of Pennsylvania, have filed a friend of the court brief urging the United States Supreme Court to reject the claim that a corporation can use religion as a justification to More >

Federal Court Declares Oklahoma Ban on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples Unconstitutional

OKLAHOMA CITY – A federal court today declared that Oklahoma’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples is unconstitutional. Implementation of the decision is on hold while the state appeals.

The challenge to the law was brought by the Oklahoma City law firm Holladay & Chilton PLLC on behalf of Oklahoma same-sex More >