US: How lawmakers in these 12 states used religion as a weapon this year

Lawmakers in numerous states have advanced measures this year that would strengthen religious protections for individuals, organizations or some businesses that decline to provide services to same-sex couple based on their religious beliefs.

While some are narrowly tailored to protect clergy, others are written more broadly, potentially applying to an array of businesses. Some bills already have been sent to governors while others are pending in the legislature. 

Here’s a look at some of the bills that have advanced in state legislatures over the past year.  Read more via AP