Convicted sex offenders were targeted by some new Oklahoma laws and now a group of them is fighting back.

A federal lawsuit, filed in Tulsa last week, claims that hundreds of offenders are being forced to move, leave their jobs and stop attending their local churches, according to a report in Saturday's Tulsa World.

The new laws, which took effect this summer, prohibit convicted sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of any public or private school, playground, park or licensed child care center. In August, the state Department of Corrections notified some offenders they must move.

Existing state laws prohibit sex offenders from being within 300 feet of schools, child-care facilities, playgrounds and parks, according to The World.

An American Civil Liberties Union attorney filed the lawsuit. The plaintiffs are anonymous but are from Tulsa County, according to the World. ACLU attorney Tina Izadi asked the court to stop enforcement of the new laws and declare them unconstitutional.

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