|LGBT rights in Oklahoma|
|Same-sex sexual activity legal?||Legal since 2003|
|Constitution limits marriage to one man/one woman|
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in the U.S. state of Oklahoma face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Same-sex sexual activity is legal in Oklahoma. Same-sex couples and families headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for all the protections available to opposite-sex married couples.
Law regarding same-sex sexual activity 
Recognition of same-sex relationships 
Oklahoma does not permit the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The state forbids, both by statute and in its constitution, the recognition of same-sex marriages and other form of same-sex partnership solemnized in other jurisdictions. The constitutional amendment defining marriage was approved in a voter referendum in November 2004.
Adoption and parenting 
Oklahoma permits adoption by an unmarried adult without regard to sexual orientation.
In August 2007, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Finstuen v. Crutcher ordered Oklahoma to issue a revised birth certificate showing both adoptive parents to a child born in Oklahoma who had been adopted by a same-sex couple married elsewhere.
Discrimination protection 
Oklahoma law does not address discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation.
Hate crime laws 
State law does not address hate crimes based on gender identity or sexual orientation.
National Guard 
Proposed legislation to institute in the Oklahoma National Guard a local version of "Don't ask, don't tell" (DADT), the federal policy that formerly prohibited gays and lesbians from serving openly in the U.S. military, was proposed in January 2012 and then withdrawn in February.
- Oklahoma Sodomy Law
- Oklahoma Marriage/Relationship Recognition Law
- CNN: Ballot Measures, accessed May 15, 2011
- Human Rights Campaign: Oklahoma Adoption Law, accessed May 15, 2011
- Finstuen v. Crutcher (10th Cir. 2007), accessed July 11, 2011
- Human Rights Campaign: Oklahoma Non-Discrimination Law, accessed May 15, 2011
- Human Rights Campaign: Oklahoma Hate Crimes Law, accessed May 15, 2011
- Military.com: Bill Would Reintroduce DADT to Oklahoma Guard," January 10, 2012, accessed February 22, 2012
- Military.com: "DADT Bill Apparently Shelved in Oklahoma House," February 21, 2012, accessed February 22, 2012
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