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HB 1264 - Authorizes Individuals to Refuse to Provide Services for Marriages - Key Vote

New Hampshire Key Votes

Michael Balboni voted Nay (Inexpedient to Legislate Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - "Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Passed (House) (246-85) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Individuals to Refuse to Provide Services for Marriages

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote on a motion to declare a bill inexpedient to legislate that authorizes individuals to refuse to provide services for marriages, beginning January 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes an individual to refuse to provide services, accommodations, advantages, facilities, goods, or privileges to another person in the following circumstances (Sec. 1):
    • If the request is related to the solemnization, celebration, or promotion of a marriage; and
    • Fulfilling the request would violate the individual’s conscience or religious faith.
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS AN "INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE" VOTE AND IS A VOTE TO KILL THE PIECE OF LEGISLATION. IF THE VOTE SUCCEEDS, THE LEGISLATION DIES. IF THE VOTE FAILS, THE LEGISLATION IS STILL UP FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE CHAMBER.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Individuals to Refuse to Provide Services for Marriages

Sponsors

  • Jerry E. Bergevin (NH - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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