Alert! Senate State Affairs Will Hear Bill to Protect Religious Liberty for Attorneys

Courtroom scene with banner stating hearing for SB 599

On Monday, February 27 at 11a.m., Senate State Affairs committee will be hearing a bill on the religious liberty for attorneys.

Every year there are attacks on people of faith where their professional careers are threatened because of their sincerely held religious beliefs. The American Bar Association proposed a model rule that would punish lawyers if they are associated with a group that does not recognize sexual orientation and gender identity. That would mean a lawyer who is a member of a church who holds sincerely held religious beliefs on marriage and sexuality or a member of a legal Christian group like Federalist Society or Christian Legal Society could have their license threatened.

SB 559 by Senator Bryan Hughes would ensure that no attorney seeking a law license or renewal of a law license will be denied based on their faith and sincerely held religious beliefs.

If you are in Austin and practice law or are pursuing a law license, please come to the Capitol to testify or register in favor of SB 559. Even if you do not practice law, we need people to show support for this bill by registering in favor and sending an email to the members of the Senate State Affairs committee asking them to vote in favor of SB 559.

Below are the members of the Senate State Affairs Committee:

Chair: Sen. Bryan Hughes

Vice Chair: Sen. Angela Paxton

Members: Sen. Paul Bettencourt

Sen. Brian Birdwell

Sen. Morgan LaMantia

Sen. José Menéndez

Sen. Mayes Middleton

Sen. Tan Parker

Sen. Charles Perry

Sen. Charles Schwertner

Sen. Judith Zaffirini

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