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SB 41 - Prohibits State from Requiring Religious Organizations to Solemnize Certain Marriages - Key Vote

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibits State from Requiring Religious Organizations to Solemnize Certain Marriages

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (20-19) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits State from Requiring Religious Organizations to Solemnize Certain Marriages

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes a religious official or organization to decline to solemnize a marriage based on religious belief.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes a religious official or organization to decline to provide services, accommodations, facilities, goods, or privileges related to the solemnization of a marriage based on a “sincerely held” religious belief (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that a declination by a religious official or organization to solemnize or provide marriage service is not subject to civil or criminal liability (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits the state from penalizing a religious official or organization that declines to solemnize or provide marriage services by withholding tax exemptions or government contracts, grants, or licenses (Sec. 1). 
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Religious Organizations to Decline to Perform Marriage Services

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