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HB 73 - Religious Choice in Performing Marriage Ceremonies - Key Vote

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Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (198-176) - (Key vote)

Title: Religious Choice in Performing Marriage Ceremonies

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a conference report that affirms the right of religious organizations to choose to not perform, honor, or aid in the marriage of a same-sex couple.

Highlights:
-Affirms that religious organizations, associations, and societies have jurisdiction over marriage within their faith (Sec. 61). -Provides that religious organizations do not have to participate in the services, accommodations, advantages, celebration, or promotion of any form of marriage that is a violation of their faith's beliefs (Sec. 61). -Clarifies that the marriage laws of the state do not affect the ability of a fraternal benefit society to determine membership (Sec. 61). -Ends the issuing of civil unions after January 1st 2010, and allows people currently in a civil union to apply and receive a marriage license (Sec. 61). -Provides that this act shall go into effect on January 1st, 2010, contingent on the passage of both HB 436-FN-LOCAL and HB 310-FN, and that this act shall not take effect should these bills fail to pass (Sec. 61).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (14-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Religious Choice in Performing Marriage Ceremonies

Vote Result
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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that affirms the right of religious organizations to choose to not perform, honor, or aid in the marriage of a same-sex couple.

Highlights:
-Affirms that religious organizations, associations, and societies have jurisdiction over marriage within their faith (Sec. 1). -Provides that religious organizations do not have to participate in the services, accommodations, advantages, celebration, or promotion of any form of marriage that is a violation of their faith's beliefs (Sec. 1). -Clarifies that the marriage laws of the state do not affect the ability of a fraternal benefit society to determine membership (Sec. 1). -Ends the issuing of civil unions after January 1st 2010, and allows people currently in a civil union to apply and receive a marriage license (Sec. 2). -Provides that this act shall go into effect on January 1st, 2010, contingent on the passage of both HB 436-FN-LOCAL and HB 310-FN, and that this act shall not take effect should these bills fail to pass (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (236-120) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Religious Choice in Performing Marriage Ceremonies

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