Senator Warren, under her constitutional right of protest (Art. 4, Sec. 18), protested against the passage of Senate
Bill No. 19 and moved that the statement she made during the discussion of the bill be printed as her reasons for voting
The motion prevailed.
Senator Warren’s statement is as follows:
I rise to oppose the legislation. As a person of faith and a minister’s daughter, I believe in the fundamental freedom of
religion and find efforts to infringe on one’s ability to worship abhorrent. Given that the Michigan Penal Code already
appropriately punishes such behavior, however, I think this is an unnecessary violation of our vital right to free speech
and must oppose this bill at this time