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  • Breaking: Missouri GOP Senators Break Democrats' 39 Hour Filibuster, Pass Anti-Gay Bill

    Bill Will Legalize Anti-Gay Discrimination in State Constitution

    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.

     

    NEW: White House: Missouri Anti-Gay Bill 'Inconsistent With Justice, Fairness, Equality'

     

    EARLIER:

    24 Hours! Missouri Democratic Senators Have Now Been Filibustering An Anti-Gay Bill for a Full Day

    Right Now Missouri Democratic Senators Have Been Filibustering An Anti-Gay Bill For Over 15 Hours

    Listen Live Now: Missouri Senate Debating, Voting On Anti-Gay 'Religious Freedom' Bill

     

    This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.

     

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    • commented 2016-03-09 23:35:33 -0500
      Sounds like the Missouri Senate lives in an alternative reality. One without Romer v. Evans.

    • commented 2016-03-09 19:51:23 -0500
      TIM LYONS

      Thank you, both to you and to your wife for your support. I can only hope that thousands, if not millions of others follow your informed lead.

    • commented 2016-03-09 19:22:37 -0500
      My wife and I have just now canceled our casino trip to St; Louis, we will fly to Las Vegas instead. The only way these wayward politicians will accept common respect for fellow human beings is to speak loudly with your wallets. Denounce these Republican bigots by not doing business in their state and let their tourism business or businesses know why.

    • commented 2016-03-09 17:53:21 -0500
      Once they license discrimination for one type of “sin”, there is a host of others, such as remarriage after a no-fault divorce which actually WAS condemned as adultery by Jesus, and throughout the Bible.

      Be aware that this means withdrawal of civil rights to education, healthcare, transportation, housing, insurance, food, and all other goods and services, so long as the denying party can state “it is against my religious belief to serve LGBT people.”

    • commented 2016-03-09 12:50:28 -0500
      Let’s not forget, “religious freedom” to these assholes only apply to Christians.

    • commented 2016-03-09 12:36:36 -0500
      Alas, another “constitutional” amendment designed to mysteriously marginalize and disenfranchise certain American citizens – but not others. The “religious” terrorists behind this shredding of constitutional constraint actual tell us all to our faces:

      “We have to be mean to LGBTQI’s officially and as often as possible, or “God won’t like us as much”.

      This is the basis of the GOP “religious” rights, and these “religious-minded” frauds are happy to tell us all how failing to enact such gay human sacrificial “laws” will deprive them PERSONALLY of some imaginary VIP seat in heaven next to God (a promise made in NO MAN’S Bible/Torah/Q’uran)

      If there is a Satan, It must be delighted in seeing otherwise faithful people, using gay human sacrifices to appease a God that neither asks for nor expects such clear blasphemy" in His Name" of all things.

      Expect this to blow up exactly like every other antigay motion made as of late.

      They preyed to “protect Marriage” with CA’s Proposition 8, yet manage to create a messy fallout that proved the right to marriage in fact DID belong to every law-abiding Adult citizen.

      Indiana tried the same thing and now finds itself drawing up LGBTQI protections a year later.

      This election cycle, people are going to see this ploy for what it is: a GOP habit of chumming their politics with “gay bait” issues to get their slimy base to the polling booths.

      No way this won’t backfire too.

      (haha “Mysterious Ways” indeed. No wonder LGBTs are the ones who consistently get to keep the Rainbow)

    • commented 2016-03-09 11:15:57 -0500
      These idiots are out in November! Wake up, it’s 2016!

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