Communications & Public Affairs
Oct. 21, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wes Carter, Press Secretary
Oklahoma House Democratic Caucus
Minority Leader Condemns Governor’s Comments Regarding OSDH Ruling
OKLAHOMA CITY — House Minority Leader Emily Virgin, D-Norman, released the following statement today in response to Governor Kevin Stitt’s statement addressing the Oklahoma State Department of Health court settlement regarding Oklahoma birth certificates.
“This morning, the Governor used his pulpit to attack Oklahomans. Period. A national study estimated that 52 percent of transgender and non-binary young people in the United States seriously contemplated suicide last year. The Governor’s suggestion that non-binary people don’t qualify as Oklahomans is abhorrent and completely unbecoming of a governor. Moreover, it is dangerous. We are elected to help people not make their lives harder.”