DENVER (CBS4)– Faith leaders and business owners rallied to oppose a so-called religious freedom bill in the state Legislature.

The measure would allow businesses to deny goods or services to anyone it chooses based on the business owner’s own religious beliefs.

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Opponents spoke at the state Capitol to urge lawmakers to vote against the bill.

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“I believe that this bill potentially goes against the principles of fairness, respect and acceptance of all human beings. I do not support this bill,” said one opponent at a news conference at the state Capitol.

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The bill is expected to pass the state Senate but is expected to fail in the state House.