Missouri senators filibuster 'religious freedom' bill

March 10, 2016


By: Catherine E. Shoicet and Sheena Jones

CNN - With a marathon filibuster session on the floor of the Missouri Senate, Democratic lawmakers are trying to block a measure they say discriminates against same-sex couples.

Senate Joint Resolution 39, dubbed by its supporters as a "religious freedom" bill, proposes an amendment to the state's constitution over the "protection of certain religious organizations and individuals from being penalized by the state because of their sincere religious beliefs or practices concerning marriage between two persons of the same sex."

"This bill is a direct hit on those individuals who decide to love and be in love with the same sex, and that's not fair," said Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, one of eight Democratic state senators trying to stop the bill from passing.


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    published this page in Press 2016-03-10 11:06:06 -0600