Kentucky House Republicans asks Beshear to reconsider Sunrise contract

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Republican leaders in the Kentucky House are calling on Gov. Andy Beshear to reconsider the state’s contract deadlock with Sunrise Services for Children, citing a provision added to state law this year they say protects the Baptist agency’s “religious rights.”

The provision says no contract for children’s services “shall interfere with the contractor’s freedom of religion.” It also requires the state to allow the contractor to hire a subcontractor to deliver any services it can’t provide because of “religiously held beliefs.”

“The language is unequivocally clear and ensures that the state cannot discriminate against a provider because of that organization’s religious convictions,” said the May 12 letter from House Speaker David Osborne and four other Republican leaders. It also was signed by 67 House Republicans.

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