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  1. There are some in Oklahoma that believe judges who do the right thing by treating people fairly, and according to the law, is "activism," calling them "activist judges."

    Some of the things the state question wants to see stopped make perfect sense...but OK is naming the recent case of the convicted murder for whom it was decided should be allowed SRS as one of the reasons Oklahomans should vote 'yes' for SQ766. In fact, it's the first reason named among many - and the case of the trans prisoner isn't even in OK!

    To the best of my knowledge, no such situation has ever arisen in OK. So are the pushers of this particular state question also using SQ766 as a sort of "preventative measure?" OK has been known to piggy-back something with many other things that voters will likely vote for...betting that it will get what it wants. The piggy-backed item would have failed miserably had it been on a ballot by itself.

    But in this case, I think they are using the case of the trans inmate, using homophobia and transphobia as the frosting on the cake.

    No doubt the pushers of this state question want more judges like