Gonzaga law prof supports First Freedom bill in Olympia legislature

Gonzaga law prof supports First Freedom bill in Olympia legislature

FILE - In this March 27, 2013 file photo, demonstrators hold flags and chant in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on the second day of gay marriage cases before the court. The Supreme Court's landmark ruling on same-sex marriage has private employers around the country scrambling to make sure their employee benefit plans comply with the law. The impact of the decision is somewhat clear in the 13 states and the District of Columbia where gay marriage is currently legal - same-sex married couples must be treated the same as other spouses under federal laws governing tax, health care, pensions and other federal benefits. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

 The legal backlash over a Richland, WA florist’s refusal to serve a gay customer’s marriage due to her religious reasons has prompted a Spokane state senator to propose the First Freedom Preservation Act that would allow a business to decline serving a gay customer based on religious belief. Gonzaga University law professor, David DeWolf, has testified at a Senate committee hearing in favor of the new proposal. DeWolf joins John Carlson to discuss the possible law.