McAuliffe vetoes ‘religious freedom’ bill to chagrin of conservatives

March 30, 2016

Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) on Wednesday vetoed a Republican-backed bill that would have prohibited state agencies from punishing religious organizations that discriminate against same-sex couples.

The veto comes in the same week that similar legislation is drawing attention to Georgia, where Gov. Nathan Deal (R) rejected a “religious freedom” bill and North Carolina, where Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed a bill that blocks municipalities from expanding laws to protect lesbian, gay and transgender people.

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/mcauliffe-vetoes-religious-freedom-bill-to-chagrin-of-conservatives/2016/03/30/702a7fe6-f5f4-11e5-8b23-538270a1ca31_story.html


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