Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: December 17, 2015
Sen. Kyle Loveless
Loveless files measure to stop state funding
of Project Relate
Sen. Kyle D.
Loveless (R-Oklahoma City) on Thursday filed Senate Bill 915,
an act to prohibit state funding for Project Relate (The Oklahoma
“I believe strong marriages are the backbone of strong families,
but I don’t think the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative makes sense.
The data just doesn’t back up their claim of helping Oklahoma
families,” said Loveless.
The Oklahoma Marriage Initiative was created by the legislature
and signed into law by Governor Frank Keating in 1999. Despite millions
of dollars being spent, divorce rates have continued to rise or
“In addition to the program’s lack of results, I have
to ask myself is it the proper role of government to be involved
in the relationship business? As a conservative, I believe we should
be focusing our efforts on limiting government’s role in our
lives, not welcoming it into our most intimate relationships,”
“I look forward to working with my colleagues in the legislature
to cut wasteful programs like the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative and
refocus state government on providing the core services of transportation,
education and public safety,” said Loveless.
The legislature reconvenes for the 2016 session on February 1.
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