Democratic senators in the Missouri Senate have hit the 27 hour mark in the filibuster of an anti-gay ‘religious freedom’ bill in an attempt to halt a vote on the proposed legislation. The filibuster is capturing national attention.
The bill would amend the state’s constitution to “protect” religious organizations and individuals who oppose same-sex marriage because of their religious beliefs, providing same-sex marriage opponents a ‘license to discriminate’ against LGBT Missourians.
As Democratic Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal and her colleagues approached the 26-hour mark, Senator Bernie Sanders weighed in, tweeting, “Standing up for our LGBTQ sisters and brothers is the duty of all elected officials. This should make us all proud.”
Standing up for our LGBTQ sisters and brothers is the duty of all elected officials. This should make us all proud. https://t.co/r4Rw5xInA8
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 9, 2016
Also weighing in was Dow Chemical, who tweeted earlier this afternoon, as the filibuster continued:
— Dow (@DowChemical) March 8, 2016
Listen to audio from the floor of the Missouri Senate here as the filibuster continues.
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