Senate Advances Bill OK’ing Religion-Based Hiring Decisions

Feb 4, 2015
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The bill says organizations with a religious background that have contracts with state or local governments can make hiring decisions based on religion.

Photo: Jinghua Tu/WFIU-WTIU News Senate lawmakers Tuesday approved a bill allowing religious and faith-based organizations to hire employees based on religion. Sen. Travis Holdman's, R-Markle, bill says organizations with a religious background that have contracts with state or local governments, such as universities, child care facilities and hospitals, can make hiring decisions based on religion.