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Sally Kern

O-Kern-Homa, the 2016 Edition

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

This woman needs to talk to someone about why she is ignoring the duties she was elected to do in lieu of drafting needless, dangerous, discriminatory bills.

Oklahoma House Panel Approves Bill To Punish Licensing Of Gay Marriage

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

(Removes sentence in paragraph 2 that "the ban remains in effect pending an appeal," which is incorrect) By By Heide Brandes ...

Challenges to My Self-Esteem

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

I have a strong, healthy dose of self-esteem. This is fortunate because recently there has been a steady stream of damaging messages coming from the media, politicians and religious leaders. There are plenty of voices proclaiming that there is something wrong with me.

Anti-Gay Lawmakers Seek Revenge With Dangerous New Laws

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

This won't be the last we see of that anti-gay backlash to marriage equality. Cases are continuing to move ahead in multiple states. Just in the last week, lawsuits have advanced in Puerto Rico, Nebraska, Kansas, and Louisiana.

Gays Should Be the Least of Oklahoma's Concerns

Sidney Chase | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sidney Chase

There are clearly a lot of issues with the state of Oklahoma, but ultimately it is my hope that lawmakers will one day prioritize their civilities.

Lila Shapiro

First Ever Law To Protect Gay 'Cure' Proposed In Oklahoma | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Gay rights advocates have made significant progress in the fight to discredit and ultimately ban conversion therapy, a practice that claims to "cure" ...

Sally Kern, Please Forgive Me

Dillon Peña | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dillon Peña

Sally Kern, I repent for the amount of dislike I had in my heart towards you, because I realized you don't know God. Because, if you do know God like I do then you must realize the hate that has spewed from you is a turnoff for those who desire to be Christ-like.

O-Kern-Homa, Where the Hate Comes Sweepin' Down the Plain

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Oklahoma State Representative Sally Kern (R) has introduced a bill to officially change the name of the state from Oklahoma to Okernhoma. Kern stated, "By putting my name in the state's name, the people in our great state will be reminded that my opinions are more important than any one person's individual rights."

Dear Oklahoma

Dillon Peña | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dillon Peña

I am elated that the Federal Courts are forcefully dragging you kicking and screaming into the 21st century. I know leadership in your state might, or might not, agree with this ruling, and the truth is, at one point my grandma's didn't either. But they came around.

Why All LGBT People Should Care About Places Like Russia, Uganda and Gambia

Kevin Jennings | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kevin Jennings

As barriers to legal equality seem to be falling like dominoes in the United States, it's easy for LGBT Americans and their allies to feel a sense of giddiness. But even as the momentum in the U.S. seems to be accelerating in the right direction, a disturbing countertrend has emerged.

Oklahoma Lawmaker: 'Homosexuality Is Not A Civil Right, It's A Human Wrong'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A number of conservative voices are expressing disappointment over Oklahoma's surprise ruling on same-sex marriage earlier this week. Oklahoma Sta...

Dear Oklahoma and Utah: 'Karma's a Bitch. Love, California.'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

In an interview with me at the 2008 RNC, Sally Kern repeated a line she'd said before, that "we're becoming so open-minded that our brains are falling out." Well, Kern's brain must be toppling all over the sidewalk, after a federal judge in Oklahoma ruled yesterday that the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.

Lawmaker: Stop Punishing Students Over Toy Guns

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

One Oklahoma lawmaker wants to put an end to school suspensions over toy guns. Last week, Republican state legislator Sally Kern proposed a bill th...

Politician Feared For Her Life After Speaking Out Against LGBT Rights

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In 2008, when Oklahoma State Representative Sally Kern said that "the homosexual agenda is just destroying this nation... it's the biggest threat that...

This Week In Crazy

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 06.30.2011 | Comedy

Every week, our Psychometer engineers carefully pinpoint the most absurd headline-makers in the news to let you know who simply has a screw loose and ...

State GOP Lawmaker: Minorities Earn Less Because They Don't Work As Hard

Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics

Oklahoma state Rep. Sally Kern, a Republican, made questionable remarks in the wake of a measure seeking to ban affirmative action programs advancing ...

Sally Kern, Antigay Oklahoma State Rep., To Face Re-Election Challenge From Transgender Candidate

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Oklahoma state Rep. Sally Kern (R), who first caught the attention of the national media when she suggested "the homosexual agenda is just destroying ...

Oklahoma Republicans Ready To Blame The Recession On 'Debauchery'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dave Weigel at the Washington Independent catches a bizarre resolution introduced by Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern (R) in Oklahoma, whose state legis...

Gay America's Afternoon in the White House

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Gregory

At Monday's address, President Obama renewed thin promises while asking for patience. There was no message indicating that homophobia is the problem, not homosexuals.

Oklahoma Politicos: "Homos" Should be Ordered Into Treatment

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Derrick

In a bid to court conservatives, the duo seem to be teaming up to rid the state library system of all gay and lesbian materials, as well as those their church-based philosophies find objectionable.

Gay-Bashing State Rep Exaggerated Death Threats

Tulsa World | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is sorting through nearly 7,000 e-mails that were sent to a state lawmaker after she said homosexuality is ...