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Missouri Religious Exemption Measure Advances Following 37 Hour Filibuster

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Missouri Religious Exemption Measure Advances Following 37 Hour Filibuster

Jefferson City, MO  (AP) 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 […]

Missouri Religious Exemption Measure Advances Following 37 Hour Filibuster

Jefferson City, MO  (AP) 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.

Debate began Monday afternoon. Republicans used a rare procedural move Wednesday to force a vote and end what has been the longest continuous debate in recent Missouri history.

The measure needs a second vote of approval to move to the House.

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