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OKG Newsletter


Topic: aclu

Don’t drop the communion wafer


CFN

Gazette staff
Would you rather go to jail or church?
 
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Ogling open government


Commentary

Mike Brake
The delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention conducted their deliberations in secret. These were thoughtful men who realized that the decisions they faced — how to design and construct a form of government to maximize the freedoms only recently won in the American Revolutionary War — required a great deal of give-and-take.
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The cannabis justice system


CFN

Gazette staff

Question: What issue is black, white and green all over?

Answer: Marijuana possession in Oklahoma.

 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Of wellness and worship

Putnam City Baptist Church’s proposal to run a MAPS 3 senior wellness center raises concerns over First Amendment rights.


News

Tim Farley
Several parts of a MAPS 3 senior wellness center proposal by an Oklahoma City church could create a First Amendment controversy, a local civil liberties attorney said.
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Unlikely allies

Facing criminal blackmail charges, a state Tea Party leader enlists the help of Oklahoma’s ACLU.


News

Brendan Hoover
Sooner Tea Party co-founder Al Gerhart has a surprising new ally in his defense against state blackmail charges stemming from a threatening email he sent to a state senator. Citing First Amendment concerns, the Oklahoma chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has agreed to aid the carpenter-turned-political-activist who pleaded not guilty.
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Injunction junction


CFN

Gazette staff
Lock your doors and batten down the hatches, Oklahoma. A ruling by a federal judge might just make the state more susceptible to terrorism.
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Monumental offense

In lawsuit, ACLU and even theologians claim that the Ten Commandments monument at the State Capitol is offensive to Christians and other faiths.


News

Brittany Pickering
The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma filed a lawsuit last week challenging the constitutionality of the Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the state Capitol.
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Contraception empowers women


Commentary

Ryan Kiesel
Almost a century has passed since Margaret Sanger was arrested in Brooklyn. Her crime? Establishing a clinic dedicated to offering free contraceptives to women.
 
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

What’s wrong with Christmas?


Commentary

Brady Henderson
There was a time in America when Christmas was illegal. In colonial New England, the opening salvo of the socalled “War on Christmas” came not from atheists, Jews or civil libertarians but from the same Puritan Christian pilgrims who gave America Thanksgiving.
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Oklahoma gay marriage ban ruled unconstitutional


News

Tim Farley
Same-sex couples throughout Oklahoma are celebrating following a federal judge’s ruling that the state’s ban on marriage equality is unconstitutional.
 
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
 
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