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Marriage - Religious Organizations - Protections

Sponsored by:

Delegate Metzgar


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn

Synopsis:Codifying specified provisions of law establishing protections for specified individuals and entities that refuse to solemnize specified marriages or provide specified services, accommodations, or goods related to marriage if the individuals or entities have a specified relationship with specified religious organizations; prohibiting specified officials from being required to solemnize or officiate a particular marriage or religious rite of a marriage under specified circumstances; and providing for the construction of the Act.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegate Metzgar
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Pre-Filed
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2016
Broad Subject(s):Family Law
Narrow Subject(s):Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Nonprofit Organizations
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Religion -see also- Churches
Work, Labor and Employment -see also- Col Barg; Holiday; etc
Statutes:Article - Family Law
Article - Chapter of the Acts

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October 24, 2017 4:56 P.M.