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Fri Apr 2, 2021, 04:48 AM

Montana GOP Lawmakers Pass Discriminatory Anti-LGBTQ 'Religious Freedom' Bill

Lawmakers in the Montana House and Senate have passed a “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” bill that will allow any person or business to discriminate against anyone for any reason if not doing so would violate their religious beliefs.

House Democrats supported an amendment that would not allow the law to be used to discriminate but Republicans refused to support it.

“Do not make me NOT do what my God tells me I have to do,” Republican Rep. John Fuller, opposing the amendment, said during Thursday’s debate, the AP reports.

“The LGBTQ community opposes the bill, arguing it could lead to challenges against ordinances in several cities that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression,” the AP adds. “The Montana Human Rights Act does not prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.”

Read more: https://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/2021/04/montana-gop-lawmakers-send-discriminatory-anti-lgbtq-religious-freedom-bill-to-governors-desk/

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