Stumbo: Kentucky House will vote on religious freedom veto

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - House Speaker Greg Stumbo says the chamber will vote on whether it should override the governor's veto of a bill intended to better protect legal claims of religious freedom.
   
Lawmakers have until midnight Tuesday to finish their work.
   
Gov. Steve Beshear vetoed the bill Friday, citing concerns that someone's claim of religious freedom in court could undermine state and municipal civil rights protections and lead to costly litigation in the courts.
   
The House and Senate passed the bill earlier this session with wide margins. Senate leadership already indicated the chamber will vote to override the veto. Only a simple majority in both the House and Senate is needed.
   
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The legislation is House Bill 279.

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