Oklahoma Senate Committee Refused To Confirm Gay Appointee

Virginia is not the only state where Republican legislators refuse job confirmations to appointees just because they’re gay. The Oklahoma Senate Rules Committee refused to give a hearing to Jim Roth, an openly gay Oklahoma City attorney nominated to the Election Board. Sen. Al McAffrey (D), who is also gay, explained, “Senators do not want during election time to vote on a gay person. That is what it comes down to.”