OKLAHOMA CITY — Officials with two Oklahoma civil rights groups say they intend to sue the state if the Legislature passes a bill to prohibit state contracts with companies that boycott Israel.
Attorneys with the Oklahoma chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union and Council on American-Islamic Relations both said Monday the bill is unconstitutional.
They say Supreme Court precedent holds that a boycott is a form of free speech.
Oklahoma's bill is similar to laws that federal judges in Arizona, Kansas and Texas have blocked from taking effect.
A judge in Arkansas let a similar law stand. The Arkansas case is being appealed.