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Two Bad Bills


A strong economy that benefits everyone, affordable health care and quality education are probably the primary concerns of most state residents. Yet, two of the first bills filed in the state Senate last week have nothing to do with any of those issues.

Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger filed a bill that would allow magistrates and Registers of Deeds to refuse to marry gay couples. Under the guise of “sincerely held religious beliefs,” it would exempt certain public officials from following the law by allowing them to discriminate against people. Besides the impossibility of det...

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