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Procedural Move Could Force Fall Floor Vote On 'Pastor Protection' Act

A Republican State Representative has made a procedural move that could force a vote this fall on a bill to allow Ohio churches and pastors to refuse to perform same-sex marriages. Paul Zeltwanger pulled a discharge petition intended to force the so-called Pastor Protection Act out of committee. Fifty House members need to sign the document for it to be successful, a goal that's rarely met. Legal experts agree the State and U.S. constitutions already protect religious freedom.

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