Texas Advances Religious Liberty Causes, Legislation

Texas State Senator Charles Perry champions a slate of faith-based bills advancing in the Texas legislature. Several of the bills on file seek legal protection for anyone refusing to be involved in a marriage ceremony that goes against their “sincerely held religious beliefs." (Breitbart photo)

Religion News Service – State Sen. Charles Perry recently stood on the floor of the Texas Senate in Austin defending a bill that would let state license holders assert their religious beliefs when providing — or denying — certain services.

He told lawmakers the bill would not undermine state or federal anti-discrimination laws but would simply give attorneys, nurses, counselors and others a chance to live out their faith every day.

“What it does is give a voice to those of faith that currently is fading, is being silenced through state-sponsored discrimination policies and laws that we make,” Perry said from the Senate floor last week.

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