News - March 1996

Oklahoma considers resolution against teaching homosexuality

A resolution against teaching homosexuality in schools will probably pass the Oklahoma House of Representatives with little opposition in the '96 session. House Resolution 1045 by House Majority Leader Rep. Lloyd Benson, D-Frederick, opposes homosexuality being taught in schools and allowing homosexuals to adopt children. The resolution's proponents argue that homosexuality "detracts from traditional family values."

Resolutions, unlike bills, are only positions and do not have the force of law. The new House session began Monday Feb. 5, and Mike Ray, House director of media services, said it is most likely the resolution will be passed. "It will pass overwhelmingly, if not unanimously," Ray said.

HR 1045 states:

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