On Tuesday, Republican Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed a bill that prohibits use of nonbinary designations on state birth certificates. Individuals who are nonbinary don't identify with the only two genuine genders: male and female – and the bill will prevent changes to gender designations on birth certificates.
The sponsor of the bill was Republican state representative Sheila Dills who, in a statement released after the measure passed the House last week, stated "science has determined people are either biologically male or female at birth."
"We want clarity and truth on official state documents," her statement continued. "Information should be based on established medical fact and not an ever-changing social dialogue."
AFN talked with Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality. He voiced his pleasure that at least Republicans are taking the lead in some ways to fight against what he calls the LGBT nonbinary "revolution" against America.
"[They are] taking all the idiocies of the radical transgender agenda that are promoted by the nation's gay lobby groups and they're taking aggressive action against each part of it," he summarizes. "And I welcome this – because we have no choice."
There's been no progress on getting Congress to take such action, so LaBarbera says the successes have been on a state level. "Republicans need to go on offense," he urged. "And I would welcome Democrats to come in and fight their own leadership on these issues."
LaBarbera makes it clear that he's just asking politicians to come down on the side of reality: that is, that God created male and female – not the mental confusion people have when they claim to be transgender or nonbinary.
"Congratulations to Governor Stitt for doing the right thing," the family advocate concludes, "and we look for more commonsense legislation like this."
The Associated Press reports that 15 states and the District of Columbia specifically allow gender designations outside of male and female. Vermont will join that group come July 1.