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Friday, March 11, 2016

Missouri's GOP Senate Busts Filibuster Against Religious Freedom Bill

The GOP-led Missouri Senate has given initial approval to a proposal to amend the Missouri Constitution to provide further religious protections for those objecting to gay marriage.

The 23-9 vote Wednesday came after Republicans broke a more than 30-hour Democratic filibuster.

The measure would prohibit government penalties against business owners and individuals who cite a "sincere religious belief" while declining to provide services involving "expressional or artistic creation" for same-sex weddings.

It also would shield clergy and worship places that decline to participate in such weddings.



Anonymous said...

As a Catholic it would be great to deny services to all those divorced people. Sorry against my religion!

Anonymous said...

Yep. My sincerely held religious beliefs and conscience tell me that I should never have to pay taxes, or follow state codes/regulations for health or safety.

Thank you Missouri for recognizing Religious Freedom! I can't wait to move there!

Anonymous said...

"Without religion, this world would be something not fit to be mentioned in public company--I mean hell."
-John Adams