Bill Will Legalize Anti-Gay Discrimination in State Constitution
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Missouri Senate Republicans have just employed a tactic used mostly by the House and bulldozed a vote on SJR 39, an anti-gay "religious freedom" bill that would write discrimination into the state constitution.
At about 7:30 AM local time, Republicans broke the filibuster Missouri's eight Democratic senators had waged since Monday at 4:00 PM, even going so far as to literally silence the Democrats:
The bill passed 23-9. It will require one more vote in the Senate, then move to the House, where it will likely pass. The bill does not need the governor's approval since it places a question on the ballot for voters to decide.
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