The legislation sought to reverse marriage equality but was unconstitutional and could have cost the state $8.5 billion in federal funding.
Sen. Greg Kirk's bill is based on one pending at the federal level and would even allow state employees to engage in anti-LGBT discrimination if it's faith-based.
Neither bill has generated enthusiasm among LGBT advocates, who will rally against them at the state capitol.
Many people cite the Bible to argue that homosexuality is wrong, but what about eating shellfish, wearing blended fabrics, or not marrying your brother's widow?
Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church has taken the 'blame the gays' mantra to a whole new level.
The Episcopal Church, the U.S. branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, will be excluded from policy-making roles in the global body for three years.