The requirements “purportedly honor dignity of the unborn at the expense of the dignity of the women whose religious and personal freedom they curtail,” a collection of religious organizations wrote in a recent court filing.
“Denying [kids] access to things they need or forcing your culture on them at the expense of theirs is not in the best interest of the children,” one foster parent said.
Faith-Based Child Welfare Providers Threaten to Stop Services if ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill Doesn’t Pass
‘We're so busy fighting over social issues that we don't actually address abuse happening to children,’ one opponent of the bill said.
The proposal would also protect contractors who send children to parochial schools and deny abortion access to young women in their care.
Supporters claim the legislation shielding pastors from subpoenas will protect religious liberty, but it’s more symbolism than solution.
A conservative member warned of a 'public fight' if House leadership tries to kill discriminatory legislation.
Out lesbian lawmaker says SB 651 is another sign 2017 session could be 'most divisive ever.'
Attorney General Ken Paxton says Christian lawmakers are at "spiritual war, and your prayers are what make the difference in that."
Texas GOP leaders talk a lot about religious freedom. And then they try to impose their own beliefs on everybody else.
Texas Values is asking supporters for money and prayers as it attempts to take same-sex marriage back to court in Texas.