Opinion Written by Wedding Officiant in Oklahoma Dr. Makayla Saramosing
Published March 11th, 2022
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Judge Patrick R. Wyrick is soon poised to rule on a landmark transgender civil rights case in the Western District Court of Oklahoma (5:21-cv-01152), deciding whether or not people who are transgender are equal to those who are cisgender/non-binary. Dr. Tinsley Makayla Saramosing, a civil rights expert and wedding officiant in Oklahoma for Lifelong Wedding Ceremonies, has brought the case pro se and has vowed to fight it all the way to the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS), if necessary.
Wedding officiant in OKC Dr. Makayla Saramosing has essentially made two contentions she says are imperative to transgender rights and equality in Oklahoma and the United States of America as a whole:
People who are transgender should not be forced to undergo permanently sterilizing hormone therapy and surgery, in order to get their gender markers changed on their birth certificates or driver’s licenses.
No governmental agency should be allowed to make notations of amendments to the names and gender marker changes for everyone to see on any legal document (birth certificates, in this case).
These sound like basic human rights. Right? Well, apparently the State of Oklahoma feels otherwise. Indeed, the defendants in wedding officiant in OKC’s lawsuit, listed in their individual capacities as:
Kevin Corbett, Secretary of the Oklahoma State Department of Health
Keith Reed, Cabinet Secretary of the Oklahoma State Department of Health
Kelly Baker, Deputy Registrar of Vital Records of the Oklahoma State Health Department
Commissioner of Public Safety of the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety
The four individuals listed above are all vehemently fighting against Dr. Makayla Saramosing’s lawsuit for equal rights for all persons, whether transgender or cisgender. The following attorneys in Oklahoma have been representing them in the fight against equality and civil rights in Oklahoma:
Kevin L. McClure – Lead Defense Attorney, Office of the Oklahoma Attorney General
Natalie Jones – Defense Attorney, Office of the Oklahoma Attorney General
Kindanne “Kindy” Jones – Defense Attorney, Office of the Oklahoma Attorney General
The question every wedding officiant in OKC who has clients who are transgender should ask is: Why do they care? Are the defendants, Tim Tipton, Kevin Corbett, Kelly Baker, or Keith Reed nor their attorneys, Kevin McClure, Kindanne “Kindy” Jones or Natalie Jones going to suffer, if people who are transgender are not ruthlessly deprived of their right to procreate and have children? Do they not know how high the rates of committing suicide, getting sexual assaulted, and getting murdered are for persons who are transgender?
Sadly, neither the defendants, Tim Tipton, Kevin Corbett, Kelly Baker, or Keith Reed nor their attorneys, Kevin McClure, Kindanne “Kindy” Jones or Natalie Jones, seem to care. They appear to lack empathy, and this should cause any wedding officiant in Oklahoma with Lifelong Wedding Ceremonies or otherwise tremendous concern for the wellbeing of the transgender community.
Recently, Oklahoma “Governor” Kevin Stitt issued an “executive order” stopping the issuance of birth certificates with the binary gender designation on all Oklahoma birth certificates. This newly-won but short-lived civil rights victory by Kit Lorelied was the result of a lawsuit they had made against the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Once again, the question is: Why? What does it matter to Oklahoma “Governor” Kevin Stitt? Was the horrible way he handled the pandemic, whereby he enabled the untimely deaths numerous Oklahomans through wanton negligence not bad enough? Does Kevin Stitt really have to go picking on the transgender community, too? Whatever “god” Kevin Stitt claims to worship as his “justification
for his actions certainly is not loving, kind, or compassionate.
Now the question remains: How will Judge Patrick R. Wyrick of the District Court, Western District of Oklahoma rule? Will he side with compassion, science and humanity, or will Judge Patrick Wyrick instead support fear, bigotry, oppression, and discrimination? How will history remember him? What will his children and grandchildren think of him, every time they do a Google search of his name? What will future politicians think of his credentials when considering him for a higher court, whenever they think of this transgender civil rights case by wedding officiant in OKC Dr. Tinsley Makayla Saramosing of Lifelong Wedding Ceremonies?
Will Judge Patrick Wyrick be on the right side of history, or will he simply continue to make Oklahoma what everyone else in the world already knows it has far too many of – simpleminded, silly people? Only time will tell what actions Judge Patrick Wyrick will eventually take in this case (5:21-cv-01152). As for Kevin Stitt, defendants Tim Tipton, Kevin Corbett, Kelly Baker, and Keith Reed and their attorneys, Kevin McClure, Kindanne “Kindy” Jones, and Natalie Jones, their actions have already put them into the category of “simpleminded idiots.”
In the meantime, each wedding officiant in OKC should remember to be especially kind and understanding, when officiating wedding ceremonies in Oklahoma for persons who are transgender. People who are transgender have already suffered enough harm and hardship from idiots, and they truly deserve the support and love of others who have empathy, compassion, and kindness in their hearts. 😊