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Missouri Pastor Protection Act (HB 780)

This law was last updated on Sep 12, 2019


This law is Anti–LGBTQ

State

Missouri

Number

HB 780

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Jan 31, 2019

Topics

Conscience and Refusal Clauses, LGBTQ, Religious Freedom

Full Bill Text

www.house.mo.gov

HB 780 would allow any person authorized to solemnize marriages in Missouri to refuse to solemnize a marriage if doing so would be contrary to their religious beliefs or sincerely held moral convictions.

If passed, religious organizations and members of clergy (who are already protected by the First Amendment), judges and government officials may refuse to marry same-sex couples.


Related Legislation

Identical to HB 2730, which failed to pass in 2016.


Latest Action

1/31/19 – Introduced.


People

Primary Sponsor