The bill comes after the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission ordered a Christian T-shirt company to get diversity training for refusing to print shirts for a gay pride festival. A state judge overturned the order, but an appeals court is reviewing the case.
The Georgia legislature is considering similar legislation, and the Missouri legislature is considering amending its state constitution to protect businesses that decline to provide goods or services for same-sex marriage ceremonies or celebrations.
Earlier this month, the state Senate approved a bill that creates different marriage license forms for gay and straight couples. One Republican senator said any form that does not include the words “bride” and “groom” is disrespectful to traditional families.
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