Democrats are slowing down work in the Missouri Senate after Republicans broke up a 37-hour filibuster.
The Missouri senate continues to debate over a proposed amendment to the state constitution granting greater religious protections to individuals, organizations and some business owners who object to same-sex marriage.
Democrats' rebellion Thursday comes after Republicans the day before used a rare procedural move to end a Democratic filibuster. Democrats were trying to block a proposal creating religious protections for those objecting to gay marriage.
The measure would prohibit government penalties against those who cite religious beliefs while declining to provide wedding-related services to same-sex couples. The religious protections would apply to clergy, religious organizations and some businesses such as florists and photographers.
The proposed constitutional amendment received initial approval Wednesday after a forced vote and is up for a final Senate vote.