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March 4, 2014 6:44 AM

Missouri Republican’s religious freedom bill creates concern about discrimination

Republican lawmakers in several states have backed away from efforts to allow businesses and individuals to refuse service to gay people on religious grounds after Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed such a measure last week. But Missouri Sen. Wayne Wallingford, R-Cape Girardeau, has stood firm in support of his bill, which would extend the concept of religious freedom to cover Missouri businesses and individuals.

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