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Michael Sam Writes Letter Warning Against Missouri’s Anti-Gay Law

Michael Sam Writes Letter Warning Against Missouri’s Anti-Gay Law

"This so-called 'religious liberty' bill is just another way to undermine the dignity of LGBT people and their families."

Openly gay athlete Michael Sam, a former University of Missouri Tigers football player,  recently penned a letter for the Columbia Tribune condemning Missouri’s “religious liberty” bill, which legalizes LGBT discrimination on the basis of religious beliefs. He writes:

"Missouri lawmakers are dangerously close to passing an extremely harmful bill (SJR 39) that would make it easier than ever to discriminate against gay Missourians and their families. This so-called “religious liberty” bill is just another way to undermine the dignity of LGBT people and their families."

Sam continues:

"Similar anti-gay measures have been creeping into legislatures across the country — Indiana, Georgia, North Carolina — and everyone from businesses to voters to sports leaders have made one thing clear: Discrimination will not be tolerated in their states. Now I’m calling on everyone in Missouri, from business leaders to sports clubs, to echo that sentiment, to stand up and say: Not in our state."

Read the full letter here.

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