Archive for: April, 2022

Oklahoma House passes bathroom bill while state school board members decry Hofmeister

Lawmakers rapidly advanced a bill limiting school bathroom access to biological sex as members of Oklahoma’s top school board lamented being blocked from addressing the issue. The state House passed legislation on Thursday that would require people in public schools to use the restroom that matches their birth sex, or they could use a private single-use restroom if…Read More

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt to decide on Texas-style abortion ban, providers file suit

Gov. Kevin Stitt will get to decide on a Texas-style anti-abortion bill that would take effect immediately upon his signature. The Oklahoma House on Thursday gave final passage to Senate Bill 1503 that copies a restrictive anti-abortion law that took effect in Texas in September. The law has forced thousands of Texans to seek abortions…Read More

Tennessee Governor Signs Bill Creating Penalties For Schools That Don’t Follow Biological Sports Rules

Tennessee Republican Governor Bill Lee signed a bill that would create penalties for public schools that don’t follow the state’s rules regarding biological males competing in girls’ sports.  Lee signed the measure last Friday, which states that the Tennessee Department of Education would withhold state funds from local school districts that do not establish what…Read More

Oklahoma attorney general wants Legislature to pass bathroom bill

Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor, state Superintendent of Public Instruction and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joy Hofmeister and 16 members of the Legislature exchanged barbs on Wednesday about school restrooms. At issue is a years-old — and until recently noncontroversial — Stillwater Public Schools policy concerning transgender bathroom use. The matter was first raised by Oklahoma…Read More

After Preemie-Sized Aborted Babies Found In D.C., Congressman Introduces ‘Partial Birth Abortion Is Murder Act’

Republican Oklahoma Rep. Markwayne Mullin is introducing legislation that would punish abortionists who perform gruesome partial birth abortions with five years to a life sentence in prison without the possibility of parole, The Daily Wire has learned. “Partial birth abortion is a cruel and gruesome means to ending human life,” Mullin told The Daily Wire. “As a…Read More

Oral Arguments at Supreme Court Offer Glimmer of Hope for Praying Coach in First Amendment Case Against School District

In 2008, when coach Joseph Kennedy knelt in silent prayer at the 50-yard line of the Bremerton High School football field after a game, he likely never anticipated his subsequent firing would take him all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. And it’s been a long journey, to say the least. First Liberty Institute,…Read More

Randi Weingarten Claims Parental-Choice Legislation Is the ‘Way in Which Wars Start’

American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten suggested that parental-choice legislation like that spearheaded by Republican-controlled Florida and Virginia could sow the seeds of violent conflict. “This notion — we’ve been very lucky in America, and we in some ways live in a bubble for a long time,” she said during an April 13 radio…Read More