Missouri filibuster on same-sex marriage amendment enters day 2

by Bradford Richardson  |  published on March 9, 2016

Missouri Senate Democrats on Tuesday entered day two of a filibuster against a constitutional amendment that would protect religious organizations and individuals who decline to participate in same-sex marriage ceremonies.

The filibuster against Senate Joint Resolution 39, which would amend the Missouri state constitution to prevent the government from punishing religious people and businesses who conscientiously object to same-sex marriage, began at 4 p.m. CT Monday and continued throughout the night.

ro-LGBT groups, which argued the amendment would legally sanction discrimination against gay people in Missouri, praised the stand as heroic, comparing it to former Texas Sen. Wendy Davis’s 2013 filibuster against anti-abortion legislation.

“These Missouri Senate Democrats working throughout the night to stop this outrageous assault on LGBT Missourians and their families are our heroes,” said JoDee Winterhof, senior vice president for policy and political affairs at the Human Rights Campaign. “This resolution has nothing to do with religious liberty and everything to do with enshrining anti-LGBT discrimination into the Missouri Constitution.”

State Sen. Bob Onder, who sponsored the amendment, said the provision is necessary in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges last June striking down state laws prohibiting same-sex marriage.

  • Richard Hennessy

    The Democrat Party is the anti-religion party. In Missouri, it has become the “war on religion” party.

  • podunk1

    ENFORCE OFFICIAL AND JUDICIAL ALLEGIANCE EVERYWHERE IN THE USA! BETRAYAL IS TREASON – LOOK IT UP!!! Article 2 Section 3 “…he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed…”, Amendment 1 “Congress shall make no law respecting religion, or prohibiting free exercise thereof;”; and Amendment 14 Section 1 “… No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens…” are as blunt as it gets! Article 1 Sections 1&2&3&6 vests sole powers to legislate and Impeach, try, and convict to Congress, NOT OBAMA OR SCOTUS and includes the fact that individual legislators are NOT immune to the same impeachment and criminal felony or treason by due process of criminal and civil law!

    Enforcement MUST BEGIN WITH Amendment 14 Section 1 “… No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens…”; Section 3 “No (oath bound) person shall … hold any office… (who has) engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the (Constitution), or given aid or comfort to (its) enemies…”; and Section 4 “…neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States…”!

    We have a congress embedded with traitors who will not honor allegiance to defend the Constitution and a president on a mission to mock and defy the Constitution as well as everything else about America. Finding a handful to honor allegiance is like looking for a just person in Sodom and Gomorrah! The time for citizens to prosecute treasonous progressive RINO and Democrat senators and representatives in home districts HAS ARRIVED (Article 6 – “Supreme Law… anything to the contrary notwithstanding…”)!

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