We can’t believe sh*t like this is still happening.
ICYMI, on Tuesday, the Kentucky Senate passed a religious liberties bill to legally protect businesses that deny service to members of the LGBT community because of religious reasons.
The Republican-controlled senate passed the measure — which would expand on the state’s 2013 Religious Freedom Restoration Act — on a 22-16 vote.
The problem with the legislation is that, even though same-sex marriage has been legalized nationwide, it continues to promote anti-gay sentiments and allow discriminatory actions.
However, those supporting the bill say it protects citizens’ rights to freedom of conscience.
Its lead sponsor, Senator Albert Robinson, defended the measure, saying:
“There is an agenda at work here that seeks to force people with sincerely held religious convictions to either abandon those beliefs, violate them or face state action that could close their businesses and destroy them financially.”
But the good news is that the bill still has to go through the House of Representatives, which is controlled by the Democrats.
In fact, House Speaker Greg Stumbo admitted that he’s not sure they’ll even vote on it because he believes it’s unconstitutional.
We really hope the House shuts this terrible legislation down!
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