Pastors' right to refuse marriage gets extra protection

June 12, 2015

AUSTIN -- Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) appeared Thursday morning flanked by pastors from around the state, all squinting in the baking sunlight for a bill signing ceremony on the grounds of the Governor's Mansion. "This is a day that recognizes their constitutional rights and their religious freedom to practice what they preach," Abbott said before signing Senate Bill 2065. The "Pastor Protection Act" is intended to shield pastors from being forced to perform marriage ceremonies that violate their religious beliefs.

 

Read more at: http://www.kvue.com/story/news/local/2015/06/11/pastors-right-to-refuse-marriage-gets-extra-protection/71090310/


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