Oklahoma governor bans nonbinary birth certificates
Wed. April 27, 2022 11:12 AM by Gerald Farinas
oklahoma capitol building with trans flag superimposed
Forces parents to choose between male and female
Legislation followed a settlement made by the Oklahoma Department of Health to allow a nonbinary option. It was the result of a civil case brought by an adult who sued after being refused to be marked as nonbinary.
The settlement angered "family values" conservatives resulting in the resignation of the health department chief.
Lambda Legal, the leading LGBTQ court advocate, said Oklahoma is the first state to ever write such a ban into state law.