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SB 2065 - Authorizes Religious Organizations to Decline to Perform Marriage Services - Texas Key Vote

Trent Ashby Co-Sponsored (Introduced) this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (142-0) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (21-9) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Religious Organizations to Decline to Perform Marriage Services

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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 a religious belief.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes an individual or organization to decline to solemnize or provide services for a marriage based on a religious belief, including the following individuals and organizations (Sec. 1):
    • A religious organization;
    • An organization controlled by or in connection with a religious organization;
    • An employee of a religious organization; and
    • A member of the clergy or minister.
  • Prohibits the state from bringing a civil or criminal action against an individual or organization that declines to perform marriage services pursuant to the provisions of this bill (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Religious Organizations to Decline to Perform Marriage Services

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