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‘Religious freedom’ bill likely to see House committee vote this week

A Missouri House committee will likely vote this week on whether to advance Senate Joint Resolution, the so-called “religious freedom” proposal.

The chairman of the House Committee on Emerging Issues, Rep. Elijah Haahr, R-Springfield, said there was plenty to consider after a hearing last week on the measure, which would amend the state constitution to protect certain businesses that refuse to serve same-sex couples for religious reasons.

Backers don’t want the measure to be changed in the House, because that would require the Senate to consider it again. It already caused a record filibuster and slowdown of business in the Senate earlier this year.

Haahr said he hasn’t decided whether any changes need to be made.

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