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Oklahoma elects first Muslim, nonbinary state legislator
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Oklahoma elects first Muslim, nonbinary state legislator

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Mauree Turner

Progressive community organizer, Mauree Turner, won her race in House District 88.

OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma Democrat elected Tuesday will make history as the first Muslim in the Oklahoma Legislature and the first nonbinary legislator in America.

Progressive community organizer, Mauree Turner, won her race in House District 88 and will break barriers in Oklahoma’s statehouse.

Asked about her victory, Turner, 27, said it was hard to describe what she was feeling. “For me, this means a lot,” she said. “I have lived my whole life in the margins.”

Turner is nonbinary, meaning having a gender identity not strictly male or female. Turner is also Black and queer.

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