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Sen. Bob Onder speaks at the Emerging Issues Hearing on SJR 39. (Tim Curtis/The Missouri Times)

Onder receives ‘Family Champion’ award from Missouri Family Policy Council

Onder receives ‘Family Champion’ award from Missouri Family Policy Council

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Bob Onder received the Missouri Family Policy Council’s highest legislative honor this week when he was named the organization’s 2016 Missouri Family Champion. Onder received the award from the socially conservative and Christian group primarily for his sponsorship of SJR 39. The controversial resolution was intended to protect clergy and

Sen. Bob Onder speaks at the Emerging Issues Hearing on SJR 39. (Tim Curtis/The Missouri Times)

SJR 39 once again keeps Capitol busy into the night

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – If the Senate Democrats’ objective in filibustering SJR 39, the “religious liberty” bill authored by Sen. Bob Onder, R-O’Fallon, was to draw attention to the issue, then it is fair to say the filibuster was a rousing success. The Emerging Issues Committee hearing on SJR 39 filled the largest hearing room

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5 Questions: Senator Dr. Bob Onder on SJR39

Sen. Dr. Bob Onder, R-O’Fallon, is sponsoring SJR39, which was filibustered for a record-setting 39 hours this past week. The filibuster came to a halt with the rare motion of PQ being used to halt the debate, and the senate passed the measure. If and when the House passes the SJR, it will go to


5 Questions: Sen. Scott Sifton on SJR 39

Just before noon of the first day of debate over SJR 39, Sen. Bob Onder’s religious freedom constitutional amendment resolution, Sen. Scott Sifton, D-St. Louis, one of the Democrats fighting against the resolution, sat down with the Missouri Times to answer just how far the party was willing to go to fight what they saw

Missouri Republicans eye ‘religious freedom’ laws in wake of Kim Davis saga

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Republicans in Missouri are looking at expanding state protections for religious liberty after the jailing of a county clerk in Kentucky over her refusal to allow her office to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Kim Davis was released from jail yesterday after spending a few days behind bars. Davis, who

Poll finds Missourians support religious rights over gay marriage

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The right-wing Missouri Alliance for Freedom released a poll Tuesday showing that Missourians support the religious beliefs of clergy after the Obergefell decision which legalized gay marriage in the United States. The survey conducted by the Remington Research Group found nearly 80 percent of respondents believe the government should have no right to force

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Onder, Emery speak out against gay marriage, government overreach

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri State Senators Bob Onder (R – St. Charles) and Ed Emery (R – Lamar) published statements Friday criticizing multiple aspects of the recent Supreme Court ruling that effectively legalized marriage between same-sex couples. The conservatives decried what they saw as judicial activism on the part of the Supreme Court in redefining marriage


Slay welcomes plaintiff at center of SCOTUS same-sex marriage case

Saint Louis, Mo. — One of the men at the center of a landmark Supreme Court case on same-sex marriage joined St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay during his national tour to discuss the continuing fight for LGBT equality. Jim Obergefell is the plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges, a case the court combined with several others

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Keaveny is optimistic that the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act will pass

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — It might seem strange that same-sex couples are given the right to marry in parts of Missouri but they still are not protected from being fired or discriminated against in the workplace. Sen. Joe Keaveny filed the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA) early this week. The bill would prohibit discrimination based on