June 23, 2016
Update on the War on Women – Opening the Bathroom Doors
Yesterday SB 1307 was voted out of the Urban Affairs and Housing Committee by a vote of 7-4.
During the process of the committee meeting an amendment was introduced by Senator Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny) to fold SB 1306 (dealing with employment) into SB 1307 (dealing with housing). This amendment passed by a 6-5 vote.
Also, Senator Mario Scavello (a former sponsor of SB 974) (R-Monroe) introduced a “Religious Exemption Amendment.” It was voted down by a 5-6 vote. Senator Scavello, Senator Joe Scarnati, Senator Michelle Brooks, Senator David Argall, and Senator Camera Bartolotta voted for it. How much are the supporters of these bills against religious liberty? Here’s a quote from Senator Fontana: “It is unnecessary to include an amendment with language that stipulated religious organizations do not have to open their bathrooms and showers to people regardless of biological sex.”
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