CV NEWS FEED // Oklahoma Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt signed an executive order on Tuesday directing state agencies to adopt the policies outlined in “The Women’s Bill of Rights” sponsored by the Independent Women’s Forum.
The executive order will obligate state agencies to operate under traditional, scientific definitions of sexuality, rejecting ideological “transgender” identification.
“The 19th Amendment guaranteed women across the country the right to vote one hundred and three years ago this month,” the order reads. “Today, radical gender ideologues threaten the hard-fought progress won by women and girls in our society, and the federal government is surrendering to their demands.”
“To settle the unfounded confusion surrounding such basic questions as ‘What is a woman?’, this Order is intended to provide clarity, certainty, and uniformity to administrative actions and rules,” the document states.
The order will compel state entities to adopt the definition of “female” as someone “whose biological reproductive system is designed to produce ova,” and “male” as someone “whose biological reproductive system is designed to fertilize the ova of a female.”
At the signing ceremony on Tuesday, Stitt said the order will prevent “trans identifying” biological males from entering women’s spaces such as restrooms and locker rooms in Oklahoma.
“I am taking decisive executive action to ensure the true definition of the word woman, meaning a biological woman, is what guides the state as we reaffirm our commitment to ensuring the safety, dignity, and sanctity of women across Oklahoma,” Stitt said.
Earlier this year, Stitt signed a bill that criminalized subjecting children to “gender-affirming” surgeries. Previous measures also barred male children from participating in female school sports and from using school bathrooms that do not correspond with their true sex.