-Provides that an otherwise valid marriage shall be valid regardless of whether the parties are of the same or different sex (Sec. 1).
-Prohibits government treatment, legal status, effects, rights, benefits, privileges, protection, or responsibilities related to marriage from differing based on the parties to the marriage being of the same sex rather than a different sex (Sec. 1).
-Prohibits denial of applications for marriage licenses on the grounds that the parties are of the same or different sex (Sec. 1).
-Provides that no clergyman, minister, or Society for Ethical Culture leader shall be required to solemnize any marriage (Sec. 1).