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All Points: Religious liberty

In this Friday June 26, 2015, file photo, a man holds a U.S. and a rainbow flag outside the Supreme Court in Washington after the court legalized gay marriage nationwide. After the decision, religious conservatives are focusing on preserving their right to object. Their concerns are for the thousands of faith-based charities, colleges and hospitals that want to hire, fire, serve and set policy according to their religious beliefs, notably that gay relationships are morally wrong.
In this Friday June 26, 2015, file photo, a man holds a U.S. and a rainbow flag outside the Supreme Court in Washington after the court legalized gay marriage nationwide. After the decision, religious conservatives are focusing on preserving their right to object. Their concerns are for the thousands of faith-based charities, colleges and hospitals that want to hire, fire, serve and set policy according to their religious beliefs, notably that gay relationships are morally wrong. AP

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has vetoed a bill aimed at protecting the ability of faith-based organizations to deny services to those who violate their “sincerely held religious belief” and to fire employees who don’t comply with those beliefs.

As with “religious liberty” bills in other states, the Georgia act drew objections from gay-rights groups and big-name companies. The NFL warned that it could endanger Atlanta’s Super Bowl bid.

Fort Worth state Rep. Matt Krause says he will propose a constitutional amendment along these lines in next year’s legislative session. Is that a good idea?

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