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Legislators in the Missouri General Assembly have introduced a series of anti-LGBT joint resolutions in both the House and Senate, writes Hayley Miller on the HRC Blog. If passed, these three bills, particularly SJR 39, would put religious refusals on the ballot in Missouri
As early as Monday, the Missouri Senate could vote on SJR 39. SJR 39 would create a ballot initiative to amend the Missouri state constitution and enshrine state-sanctioned discrimination against LGBT people and their families into law. If passed at the ballot, SJR 39 would explicitly allow individuals and businesses to pick and choose which laws they will follow, and wield their religious beliefs as a sword of discrimination against LGBT people.
These bills are a part of nearly 200 anti-LGBT bills across 32 states that have been introduced this year.
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