Kentucky, USA: Legislature Overrides Veto to Pass Anti Gay Bill

Written by scott on March 27th, 2013

KentuckyAfter the Governor vetoed the so-called Religious Freedom Act, the legislature overwhelmingly voted to pass the bill anyway. Joe.My.God reports:

The House’s 79-15 vote sent House Bill 279 to the Senate, which voted 32-6 to override the measure. The one-paragraph bill that stirred strong emotions now will become law in 90 days. Beshear released a statement saying he was disappointed with the override of the only bill he vetoed in the 2013 legislative session. “As I explained in my veto message, I have significant concerns that this bill will cause serious unintentional consequences that could threaten public safety, health care, and individuals’ civil rights.” Activists predict the new law, which had the backing of the anti-gay Kentucky Family Foundation, will be used to challenge LGBT rights ordinances in Louisville, Lexington, Covington. and Vicco.

Two steps forward, three steps back.

 

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