Lawmakers in Florida are holding up a California law, pushed by that state’s LGBT community, as evidence their Florida Pastor Protection Act is friendly. But West Coast officials are pointing out subtle differences.
If a pastor declines to conduct a couple’s wedding ceremony due to religious beliefs, is the pastor protected? One Florida lawmaker says while the First Amendment offers freedom of religion, it doesn’t hurt to codify that.
In the wake of a recent Supreme Court decision recognizing same-sex marriage across the country, some are worried they’ll be forced to perform ceremonies that violate their beliefs. Two Florida lawmakers are writing a bill called the Pastor Protection Act.