Michigan’s GOP Governor Says He Would Veto Religious Freedom Bill

Religious freedom legislation has already put the Republican governors of Indiana and Arkansas in a bind, with both already signing “fixes” into law. North Carolina’s Republican governor said he opposes similar legislation, and just two days ago, the Republican governor of Michigan also came out and said he would veto a religious freedom bill passed by the state legislature.

Governor Rick Snyder put out a statement on Thursday saying, “Given all the events that are happening in Indiana, I thought it would be good to clarify my position. I would veto RFRA legislation in Michigan if it is a standalone piece of legislation.”

He said he wants to try and address issues of equality being raised in other states first. Snyder expressed his desire to see an expansion of state law prohibiting discrimination against LGBT citizens.

Snyder even retweeted some praise he got for going against the GOP base on the matter:

[image via Rick Snyder/Twitter]

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