WASHINGTON, DC, March 10, 2016 — Missouri Senators who filibustered an anti-LGBTQ bill for a record thirty-nine hours are being praised by the National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund. While debate was eventually shut down by the opponents of equality in the State Senate, the filibuster placed the spotlight on a bill which could lead to the “right” to discriminate based on beliefs, views and prejudices being enshrined in the Missouri Constitution.
“We commend the Missouri Senators who chose not to remain silent and spoke for nearly forty hours in the spirit of justice. Their filibuster attempted to stop yet another effort by the opponents of equality to impose discriminatory laws by manipulating faith and subject their views and prejudices on everyone in Missouri. We urge the Missouri House to nix this bill when it comes before it, sending a clear message to the nation and the world that Missouri is a welcoming place for all people, tourists and businesses,” said Rev. Rodney McKenzie, Director of the Academy for Leadership and Action, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund.
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