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Proposed Wedding Bills

January 21, 2014, 10:08 PM by Sammi Bjelland

Proposed Wedding Bills

As an Oregon bakery deals with the consequences of refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex couple, South Dakota lawmakers are considering two pieces of legislation that would stop the same thing from happening in this state.

Senate Bill 66 was introduced Tuesday. It would give clergy and religious organizations the right to deny services if a marriage goes against their religious beliefs.

Senate Bill 67 would protect businesses or individuals who deny wedding-related services based on their beliefs.

An investigation recently wrapped up in Oregon, where authorities determined a bakery violated state law by refusing to bake a wedding cake.

There are similar cases in both Washington and Colorado.

 

 

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