Religious Liberty Accommodations Act Moving Through Legislature

Supporters of a bill passed by a Senate committee say it would prevent discriminatory action from being taken against those who believe marriage should be between a man and a woman.
The Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Religious Liberty Accommodation Act, a bill House Speaker Philip Gunn filed in response to a county clerk in Kentucky being jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. The bill states marriage should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman and that sexual relations are reserved for marriage.
Opponents fear the passage of this bill would encourage prejudice against those in the homosexual community, single mothers and unmarried couples.
The bill now heads to the full Senate for a vote.

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