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Senate Committee To Hold Hearing On Religious Freedom Restoration Act

 A state Senate committee will hold a hearing tomorrow (Tue.) on legislation that could limit the reach of a US Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage. State Senator Rick Jones chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will hear testimony on a proposed Michigan Religious Freedom Restoration Act. But Jones says no vote is expected on the legislation – in part because Governor Rick Snyder doesn’t support it.

“I think because the governor has made that statement, there will be a number of senators and representatives who don’t want to vote on it and don’t want to deal with all the negative messaging from the other side.”   

Jones says he was not aware when he scheduled the hearing that it was the same day as the US Supreme Court’s marriage arguments. 

Rick Pluta is the managing editor for the Michigan Public Radio Network.