religious freedom en Beshear Reacts to Hemp, Religion Bills <p></p><p>Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says he still has concerns about the only bill to get a veto over-ride in this year's legislative session and doesn’t know if he’ll allow hemp legislation to become law.&nbsp;</p><p>The so-called religious freedom bill gives stronger legal standing to people in court who claim the government infringed on their religious beliefs.&nbsp;Opponents fear someone's claim of religious freedom could undermine civil rights protections for gays and lesbians. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 20:23:20 +0000 Lisa Autry (KPR) 29835 at Beshear Reacts to Hemp, Religion Bills Beshear Vetoes Religious Freedom Bill <p style="margin-bottom:0in"><font face="Calibri, sans-serif">Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has vetoed the controversial ‘religious freedom’ bill.</font></p><p style="margin-bottom:0in">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-bottom:0in"><font face="Times, serif"><font><font face="Calibri, sans-serif"><font size="3">The legislation would allow residents to ignore any laws or regulations that violate tenets of their faith. But opponents argued it could threaten civil rights protections for racial minorities, women and LGBT residents.</font></font></font></font> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 18:49:59 +0000 Gabe Bullard (KPR) 29649 at Beshear Vetoes Religious Freedom Bill