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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