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Oklahoma commisioner seeks to repeal pro-gay law

Oklahoma commisioner seeks to repeal pro-gay law

New Oklahoma County, Okla., commissioner Brent Rinehart says he'll try to reverse the county's new policy that protects gays and lesbians from discrimination in the workplace. The policy adds sexual orientation, political affiliation, and medical conditions to a list of characteristics that cannot be the basis for employment discrimination. It was approved by the county budget board and the board of county commissioners in December, before Rinehart took office. Rinehart says he didn't know about the new policy until reading about it in a newspaper this week. He says the policy legitimizes and endorses something he doesn't believe agrees with traditional family values. Commissioner Jim Roth helped write the new policy and calls Rinehart's statement "pandering of the worst kind." (AP)

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