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HB 438 - Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage - Key Vote

Maryland Key Votes

Thomas Miller, Jr. voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Thomas Miller, Jr. made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (25-22) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes same-sex marriage, beginning January 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes any 2 individuals to marry who are not otherwise prohibited from marrying in the state, regardless of gender (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that an official of a religious order or body is not required to solemnize or officiate any particular marriage (Sec. 2).
  • Prohibits a religious organization from being required to provide any of the following if it is related to the solemnization, celebration, or promotion of a marriage in violation of the organization’s religious beliefs (Sec. 3):
    • Services;
    • Accommodations;
    • Advantages;
    • Facilities;
    • Goods; or
    • Privileges.
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (72-67) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes same-sex marriage, beginning January 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes any 2 individuals to marry who are not otherwise prohibited from marrying in the state, regardless of gender (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that an official of a religious order or body is not required to solemnize or officiate any particular marriage (Sec. 2).
  • Prohibits a religious organization from being required to provide any of the following if it is related to the solemnization, celebration, or promotion of a marriage in violation of the organization’s religious beliefs (Sec. 3):
    • Services;
    • Accommodations;
    • Advantages;
    • Facilities;
    • Goods; or
    • Privileges.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage

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