Skip to comments.Virginia House Passes Bill to Protect Religious Business Owners
Posted on 02/17/2016 2:35:36 PM PST by Olog-hai
The Virginia House of Delegates passed a measure Tuesday that would prohibit the state from taking action against businesses that refuse services to same-sex couples or people who engage in extra-marital sex.
The House passed the controversial bill in a 56-41 vote, with supporters saying the legislation would protect religious rights of business owners from state-led lawsuits or the loss of state grants and contracts for simply refusing service to gay couples. ...
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Good on one state. Now, if we can get the other “56” to follow suit.
they want to follow sharia but ban Christian religious beliefs
It'll be interesting to see how they determine the second part. Notarized document?
How about taking this a step further, and just legalize FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION for everybody?
My reservation about the bill is this. I wonder if Virginia lawmakers are aware that the 14th Amendment already basically prohibits the states from doing what this bill is intended to prohibit Virginia from doing.
14th Amendment, Section 1: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States [emphasis added]; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Dead on arrival at Terry McAullifs desk.
Of course. But recently, the matter of CCW reciprocity went the legislature’s way after a McAuliffe veto.
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