Tag: same-sex marriage

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]