Bill about religious objections to gay marriage tabled, for now (RadioIowa)
A bill that would have allowed Iowans to fire or refuse business services to people involved in a homosexual relationship has been tabled, but backers hope to craft another bill that would allow Iowans with “sincere” religious objections to refuse to do business with gays and lesbians.
Danny Carroll of The Family Leader, an organization that used to be known as the Iowa Family Policy Center, was among those who spoke this afternoon at a statehouse meeting on the proposal.
“There is no more basic and fundamental freedom than the right of conscience and religion and religious expression,” Carroll said. “For families and particularly family businesses, many of whom support The Family Leader, the freedom to conduct their private affairs consistent with their religious convictions is an American tradition that goes back centuries.”
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