Category Archive for: governor

With Supreme Court considering Roe v. Wade, Oklahoma governor signs abortion ban into law

Following news that the U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to overturn longstanding abortion protections, Gov. Kevin Stitt signed legislation that immediately implemented a Texas-style abortion ban. Stitt on Tuesday signed legislation that will allow private citizens to sue anyone who “aids or abets” a woman seeking an abortion after a “fetal heartbeat” is detected or…Read More

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

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