Metro Weekly

Michigan’s Republican governor would veto religious freedom bill

“Given all the events that are happening in Indiana, I thought it would be good to clarify my position. I would veto RFRA legislation in Michigan if it is a standalone piece of legislation.”

Gov. Rick Snyder - Credit: Michigan Municipal League/flickr

Gov. Rick Snyder – Credit: Michigan Municipal League/flickr

— Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R), according to the Detroit Free Press. Snyder’s remarks come after lawmakers in Indiana and Arkansas were forced to narrow the scope of religious freedom measures in those two states in response to national outcry that the bills would allow LGBT discrimination and pressure from corporate America.

Please Support Metro Weekly

As a free LGBTQ publication, Metro Weekly relies on advertising in order to bring you unique, high quality journalism, both online and in our weekly edition. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced many of our incredible advertisers to temporarily close their doors to protect staff and customers, and so we’re asking you, our readers, to help support Metro Weekly during this trying period. We appreciate anything you can do, and please keep reading us on the website and our new Digital Edition, released every Thursday and available for online reading or download.

Justin Snow is Metro Weekly's former political editor and White House correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @JustinCSnow.

Leave a Comment: