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Sen. Bob Onder (R-Lake St. Louis) admits the United States Supreme Court affirmed the right of same-sex couples to marry. However, he wants to make sure these couples are not treated equally here in the Show-Me state by passing a constitutional amendment that would make discrimination a part of our state constitution.
In just one week, the Missouri Senate fast-tracked Onder’s SJR 39 from filing to passing out of committee--next up, the Senate Floor--and that could be as early as next week.
Let’s be clear: the First Amendment already defends a person’s religious freedom, and no one is forcing business owners to change their views on same-sex marriage. However, denying services to certain people based on their gender, religion, nationality or skin color remains discriminatory and illegal.
And on top of all that, it’s bad for business.
Tell lawmakers in Jefferson City bigotry has no place in our state constitution. Add your voice to the chorus of Missourians who are standing up against this unacceptable proposal by signing PROMO’s petition.