Fallin Signs Controversial Adoption Law But Vetoes "Constitutional Carry" Bill

May 14, 2018

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Oklahoma's Mary Fallin has been much in the news over the past week, as the governor signed one controversial piece of legislation and vetoed another.

As CBS news reports, late last week Fallin vetoed a bill that would have allowed Oklahoma residents to carry firearms without any type of license or certification. This so-called “Constitutional Carry” bill sailed through both houses of the Oklahoma Legislature with only opposition from some Democrats.

Meanwhile Fallin signed a bill that would allow adoption agencies to refuse to provide service on the grounds of religious Faith. This would mean that gay couples, unwed mothers, and other would-be parents can now be refused adoption services. This law, too, passed mostly along party lines with Republicans voting heavily in favor. LGBTQ groups have called the law discriminatory and vowed to sue the state.