HB 279 http://wfpl.org en Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Comes Out Against 'Religious Freedom' Bill http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-mayor-greg-fischer-comes-out-against-religious-freedom-bill <p>After pressure from local gay rights and city lawmakers, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is asking Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to veto the so-called religious freedom bill.</p><p>The bill would allow residents to ignore any laws or regulations that violate tenets of their faith.</p><p>Last week, the mayor and city commissioners of Covington joined the chorus of those against the legislation.</p><p>In a letter sent to the governor to Tuesday, Fischer says the measure is "well-intentioned" but raises too many legal questions and isn't needed.</p><p>"We are a compassionate city. We don’t need this proposed law, full of ambiguity and question, to prove our religious freedom and protect our citizens from some perceived threat," says Fischer. "We have plenty of laws and a Constitution adopted by our citizens that provide us ample protections—no matter our faith, our profession, or our other rights and traits as human beings."</p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:12:09 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 4569 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Comes Out Against 'Religious Freedom' Bill