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Elijah Haahr Proposes Bill to Legalize Discrimination

Elijah Haahr filed a bill that would allow religous groups on college campuses to discriminate while still enjoying the benefits of being a sanctioned student group, which may include the use of campus space and university funding. Because public institutions have nondiscrimination rules, groups that refuse certain persons' membership are not sanctioned.

Other states have tried to pass bills like this, "they claim that it’s a violation of their religious freedom, but so far, courts have upheld universities’ “all-comers” policies — as in, all who come must be free to participate equally."

-Think Progress

Nevermind the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA) that would ensure equal opportunity in the workplace, Rep. Elijah Haahr is concerned with a bill that would make it legal to discriminate.