Sen. Guy Palumbo of Maltby and faith leaders speak up for religious freedom and Senate Bill 5308. (TRT: 39) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

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Hours before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reinstate the President’s travel ban, faith leaders and dozens of supporters came together in support of religious freedom. Sen. Guy Palumbo of Maltby spoke during the press conference:

Sen. Guy Palumbo, D-Maltby: (TRT: 11) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: “It is our job as elected officials and my job as a state senator to speak out. I am in a position of power, as are the rest of the representatives here and its our job to speak out for our Muslim brothers and sisters, and I’m going to continue to do that.”

Senate Bill 5308 will limit an agency from disclosing personal religious affiliation to the federal government for the purpose of creating a religious database. The bipartisan bill has not yet had a hearing in the Senate.

In Olympia, I’m Nicole Vukonich.