The Missouri Senate Breaks Filibuster of Religious Liberty Bill

Invoking a rarely used parliamentary procedure, the Missouri Senate this week broke a 39-hour filibuster of a resolution intended to protect clergy, churches, and certain wedding vendors from being penalized by the state for declining to participate in same-sex wedding ceremonies.

If passed by both the Senate and the House, SJR 39, sponsored by Senator Bob Onder (R-St. Charles), would have to be approved by voters before going into effect, since it would amend the Missouri Constitution. Read more here.

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