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Oklahoma votes to make English official language

Oklahoma voters have approved a measure requiring that all official state actions be conducted in English.
Oklahoman Modified: November 2, 2010 at 8:29 pm •  Published: November 2, 2010

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma voters have approved a measure requiring that all official state actions be conducted in English.

The author of the official English bill, Rep. Randy Terrill, R-Moore, has said that English and the "melting pot" process it makes possible, "has made the United States the most successful multiethnic nation in history."

The measure drew opposition from several groups, including the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma, which says the question discriminates against new citizens who want to do business with the state.


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