SJR39 Defeat in Emerging Issues Committee

Affiliate: ACLU of Missouri
April 28, 2016 9:30 am

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Jeffrey Mittman, Executive Director of ACLU of Missouri, issued the following statement after anti-LGBT bill SJR 39 was defeated in the Missouri House Emerging Issues Committee:

Today is a victory for equality. We are very pleased that SJR 39 failed by a bipartisan vote today in committee. The ACLU recognizes the countless individuals and organizations – from the business, faith, LGBT and allied communities – who joined together to oppose SJR 39. We are grateful to the bipartisan members of the Committee for thoughtfully listening to the voices of Missourians and doing the right thing for our state.

We’re all Missourians and discrimination against any Missourian is wrong. The defeat of SJR 39 affirms this.

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