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SB 116 - Civil Marriage Protection Act - Key Vote

Maryland Key Votes

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (25-22) - (Key vote)

Title: Civil Marriage Protection Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes same-sex marriages beginning October 1, 2011.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes an official of a religious institution to decline solemnizing any marriage by the right to free exercise of religion (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes an organization with religious affiliations to decline providing its services to an individual if the request is related to the solemnization or promotion of a marriage that is in violation of the entity's religious beliefs (Sec. 3).
  • Authorizes a fraternal benefit society with religious affiliations to decline admitting an individual as a member or providing insurance benefits to an individual if to do so would violate the society's religious beliefs (Sec. 4).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Civil Marriage Protection Act

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