OKLAHOMA CITY - An attempted executive branch legal settlement to authorize nonbinary birth certificates in Oklahoma failed to follow a legal process outlined in state law, House Republican leadership said Thursday.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health reportedly entered into a federal lawsuit settlement authorizing a process to add nonbinary to the gender section of Oklahoma birth certificates, but never notified proper authorities as required by law.
"Failure by the executive branch agency to follow the proper legal process means this is not a valid agreement," said House Speaker Pro Tempore Terry O'Donnell, R-Catoosa, an attorney.
Title 74, Section 20f of Oklahoma law requires that a "settlement involving injunctive relief which substantially impacts the operation or programs of a state agency...shall be reviewed prior to its finalization by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate or his designee, the Speaker of the House or his designee, and the Governor or his designee."Read more »
by Muskogee Politico - October 21, 2021 at 02:25PM
House GOP: attempted "nonbinary" birth certificate settlement did not follow legal process
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