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Oklahoma governor orders end to nonbinary birth certificates


November 10, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Wednesday directed the State Department of Health to stop issuing nonbinary birth certificates, despite a settlement agreement in a civil case in which the agency agreed to do so.

The first-term Republican said in his order that his administration never reviewed or approved the settlement agreement, which requires the Oklahoma State Department of Health to amend birth certificates in a manner not permitted under Oklahoma law.

"This order ensures this unauthorized action will be corrected," Stitt's order states.

The order directs the depart...

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