Sally Kern, the Republican Oklahoma State Representative who in 2008 said that the "homosexual agenda" posed a greater threat to the nation than terrorism, filed three anti-gay measures with the state legislature this week.

If passed, the bill would legitimize the harmful conversion therapy, financially penalize state employees who grant same-sex marriage licenses, and establish a "turn away the gays" law for businesses, effectively allowing business owners to deny services to the LGBT community, Tulsa World reports.

"No employee of this state and no employee of any local governmental entity shall officially recognize, grant or enforce a same-sex marriage license and continue to receive a salary, pension or other employee benefit at the expense of taxpayers of this state," reads House Bill 1599 titled the "Preservation and Sovereignty of Marriage Act."

Kern's second anti-LGBT bill, titled the "Freedom to Obtain Conversion Therapy Act," allows parents to pursue discredited reparative or conversion therapy to attempt to change a gay child's sexual orientation without interference from the state.

"The people of this state have the right to seek and obtain counseling or conversion therapy from a mental health provider in order to control or end any unwanted sexual attraction, and no state agency shall infringe upon that right," reads House Bill 1598. "Parents may obtain such counseling or therapy for their children under eighteen (18) years of age without interference by the state."

The third bill would allow business to refuse service to anyone lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender on religious grounds. It is similar to the bill vetoed in Arizona by former Governor Jan Brewer.

The Lost Ogle reports Kern's history of hate extends past the LGBT community and transcends race.

"We have a high percentage of blacks in prison, and that's tragic, but are they in prison just because they are black or because they don't want to study as hard in school?" Kern said in 2011 while debating a measure that eliminated Affirmative Action in the state. "I've taught school, and I saw a lot of people of color who didn't study hard because they said the government would take care of them."

Kern also said women earn less than men because "they tend to spend more time at home with their families."

The racist lawmaker was brought to national attention in 2008 when she stated:

"Studies show that no society that has totally embraced homosexuality has lasted more than, you know, a few decades. So it's the death knell of this country. I honestly think it's the biggest threat our nation has, even more so than terrorism or Islam - which I think is a big threat, okay? 'Cause what's happening now is they are going after, in schools, two-year olds...And this stuff is deadly, and it's spreading, and it will destroy our young people, it will destroy this nation"

These comments prompted Ellen DeGeneres to call the representative.

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