A group of demonstrators advocating in favor of the transgender ideology stormed the Oklahoma State Capitol Monday to protest proposed bills that would prohibit gender mutilation surgeries for minors.
Approximately 150 protesters gathered inside the state Capitol, yelling “Trans lives matter” while state legislators met for their first joint session of 2023, reported the Daily Mail. The group was speaking out against proposed Senate Bills 129 and 252, which ban “gender transition procedures” from being practiced on young people.
Videos of the chaos were recorded and posted to social media, with some Americans drawing comparisons between the events in Oklahoma and the storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
“When do the insurrection charges begin?” inquired Patriot One News Senior Editor Matt Clark. “Certainly looks like one to me!”
Protestors shown in the clip are seen occupying the state capitol, and can be heard repeatedly chanting, “This Is Our House.”
JUST IN: Transgender protestors STORM the Oklahoma Capitol chanting “This Is Our House”. When do the insurrection charges begin? Certainly looks like one to me! pic.twitter.com/1h1uP5vtpp
— Matt Clark (@MattClarkReport) February 7, 2023
Oklahoma is one of 11 states that is focusing on putting forth bills that protect minors from gender-changing surgeries and hormone treatments, reports The Washington Free Beacon. As the outlet noted, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox (R) was the first governor this year to sign this type of bill into law.
Gov. Kay Ivey (R) of Alabama was arguably ahead of the curve on this issue; she signed a law to ban “gender transition” procedures for children in April of 2022.
“I believe very strongly that if the Good Lord made you a boy, you are a boy, and if he made you a girl, you are a girl,” the Alabama governor said at the time.
A similar bill was advanced by West Virginia’s House Judiciary Committee last Friday.
Other related bans seen nationwide include a law signed by Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) prohibiting men from partaking in women’s sports.
The Oklahoma governor affirmed his support for these types of new laws during his State of the State address on Monday.
“We must protect our most vulnerable—our children,” Stitt said. “After all, minors can’t vote, can’t purchase alcohol, can’t purchase cigarettes. We shouldn’t allow a minor to get a permanent gender-altering surgery in Oklahoma.”
“As governor, I will never shy away from calling out right from wrong,” Stitt proclaimed. “I will not be intimidated by partisan interest groups or make decisions based on groupthink.”