State Sen. Greg Kirk will hold a press conference later Thursday introducing his legislation that aims to protect some employees who object to gay marriage. But a leaked version of the bill has already provoked the ire of gay rights groups and others.
The version of the legislation would block the government from taking any action against anyone who acts “in accordance with a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman.”
Kirk has said he designed his legislation to be more “palatable” to the business community than the religious liberty proposals that have divided the Legislature the last two years. And the version below that was making the rounds could yet be changed by this afternoon.