Democratic senators in the Missouri Senate have hit the 38-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 and has broken records.
The previous longest filibuster in the state was 30 hours.
37-hours of filibustering. #NotInMyState
— MariaChappelleNadal (@MariaChappelleN) March 9, 2016
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.
Listen to audio from the floor of the Missouri Senate here as the filibuster continues.
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