Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Banning ‘Non-Binary’ Gender Markers

On Tuesday, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt (R-Okla.) signed a bill into law that bans the use of so-called “non-binary” gender markers on state-issued birth certificates, confirming the state’s recognition that there are only two genders.

ABC News reports that, while several other states have done the opposite and implemented a third option for gender on state documents – including California, Hawaii, Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, and Arkansas – Oklahoma is the first state in the nation to explicitly ban such designations. The bill came after a lawsuit was filed against the state in 2021 for not having any non-binary options, with the Oklahoma State Department of Health ultimately settling the suit.

The bill was signed even as a federal lawsuit against the state is still ongoing. The federal suit, filed by the far-left pro-LGBTQ group Lambda Legal, is demanding that the state allow allegedly “transgender” people to change their birth certificate’s gender to whatever they please based on their momentary whims.

Stitt has previously signed several other bills cracking down on the attempted mainstreaming of transgenderism, a mental disorder in which certain people falsely believe that there are more than two genders, and that anyone can just change their gender at any given time. Earlier this month, Stitt signed into law a bill banning biological men from competing in women’s sports under the guise of being transgender.

Numerous other bills have been passed in Republican-led states across the country, as part of a broader grassroots movement to protect children from being sexually indoctrinated by pro-LGBTQ curriculum, a practice that has since come to be known as “grooming.”

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.