Posts Tagged:Oklahoma

While it did improve some, Oklahoma still ranks low for child well-being in new report

A new report ranks Oklahoma at No. 40 among U.S. states for child well-being, an improvement from the previous year but still lagging behind other states. Last year, Oklahoma ranked 42nd in the annual Kids Count report, which is produced by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and evaluates states in four categories: economic well-being, education,…Read More

California Gov. Newsom asks Hollywood to stop filming in conservative Georgia, Oklahoma after abortion ruling

California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom called on the Hollywood film industry to bring back production moved to Oklahoma and Georgia amid pandemic lockdowns and rising crime, criticizing the Republican-controlled states over policies against abortion in a new ad published in Variety. The full-page spread, paid for by the Newsom campaign, is titled: “Hollywood: Your values,…Read More

4 of 5 Oklahoma US Reps vote against ‘Respect for Marriage Act’

In a 267-157 vote Tuesday, the U.S. House approved legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriages amid concerns that the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade abortion access could jeopardize other rights criticized by many conservatives. Among those 157 were Oklahoma US Representatives Stephanie Bice, Tom Cole, Kevin Hern, and Markwayne Mullin. Rep. Frank Lucas did not…Read More

Oklahoma Laws On Girls’ Sports, Bathrooms, Survive Challenge

Two new Oklahoma state laws that restrict bathroom access and sports participation based on sex have withstood the initial efforts of the Biden administration to force their rollback. U.S. District Judge Charles E. Atchley, Jr. has issued an injunction that prevents the Biden administration from forcing states to allow self-proclaimed “gender identity” to determine bathroom…Read More