The KC Chamber Board has joined with organizations and businesses across the state in strong opposition to Senate Joint Resolution 39, now being considered by the Missouri House.
SJR 39 would amend the Missouri Constitution to allow Missourians to refuse, on religious grounds, to provide goods or services for same sex marriage ceremonies or celebrations. (Some refer to this as the bakery bill, because it would protect a cake business that refused to supply a wedding cake for a same sex wedding. One member of the Chamber’s Missouri State Affairs Committee suggested a better name might be ‘Missouri’s Commerce Elimination’ bill.)
The KC Chamber leadership unanimously opposes Missouri SJR 39 and, on March 28, the full Board of Directors approved this letter
to be sent to House leadership.
The Chamber believes SJR 39 is discriminatory and bad for Missouri businesses, their employees, and the state’s economy.
The Board of the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City has also sent House leadership its letter of opposition
Let members of the Missouri House know you oppose SJR 39. Click here
Let Missouri Senate Leadership know you oppose SJR 39. Click here
And if your company or organization would like to join the Chamber’s list of Kansas City businesses in opposition to SJR 39, click here
We also urge you to contact your state representative
and let them know you’re opposed to SJR39. It’s bad for Missouri. (To find out who your state rep is, click here
You may contact your state senator
as well; look them up here
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
Kansas City Star
: KC Law Firm Finds All Kinds of Problems with Anti-Same-Sex-Marriage Proposal
VisitKC: $5.6 billion for KC at stake if SJR 39 passes. VisitKC's SJR 39 Impact Statement
KC Sports Commission: KC could lose NCAA, Big 12, and other sporting events to the tune of $50 million.
KC Business Journal
editorial: “Religious freedom bill is bad for Missouri”
editorial: “Stop discriminatory ‘religious liberty’ measure from harming Missouri.”
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
editorial: “The no-catering-gay-weddings issue comes to Missouri.”