No Action Yet to Override Religious Freedom Veto

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Nearing the end of the next-to-last day of the Kentucky legislative session, lawmakers haven't taken action to try to override Gov. Steve Beshear's veto of a bill intended to protect the religious beliefs of Kentuckians from government intrusions.

Beshear vetoed the measure on Friday, saying that while he values religious freedom, the bill went too far. That was one of several issues that remained unresolved as lawmakers headed into the final day of the legislative session on Tuesday.

Legislators have yet to take action on bills including one to allow members of the military to vote overseas by email. Another proposal awaiting approval would allow a Christians-only health care plan to operate in Kentucky.


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