For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party
[email protected]

Stitt’s Birth Certificate Executive Order Erases Many Oklahomans

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 – Gov. Stitt has upped the bigotry game by declaring non-binary Oklahomans as nonexistent.

Stitt issued an insulting executive order blocking the Oklahoma Health Department from amending birth certificates and denying individuals the right to have documents show how they truly identify.

“Why are Republicans and Stitt so offended by how other people identify?” asked Alicia Andrews, Chair of the Oklahoma Democratic Party. “Stitt claims that he will do ‘whatever action necessary to protect Oklahoma values and our way of life,’ yet he’s not the least bit concerned about protecting the lives of those who have a higher risk of suicide.“Stitt’s statements and executive order are dangerous to the number of non-binary Oklahomans who already face discrimination and his actions are shameful,” Andrews continued.

“Non-binary individuals deserve to also be represented. This executive order is a slap in the face to the LGBTQ+ community and the rights of all Oklahomans. Leadership must understand that is not the place of government—and is against reputable scientific claims—to simply erase a group of Oklahomans. Democrats will continue to fight and protect all individuals’ rights and remain the Party of inclusion,” Andrews concluded.

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