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

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Issues Related to SB 41

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Legislation - Veto Override Failed (Senate) (21-18) -
Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

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

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (21-19) -
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NOTE: THIS VOTE RECONSIDERS A PREVIOUS VOTE.

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Failed (Senate) (20-20) -
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NOTE: THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR CAST A TIE-BREAKING VOTE ON THIS LEGISLATION.

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (59-38) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (20-19) - (Key vote)
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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

Sponsors

  • Charles W. 'Bill' Carrico Sr. (VA - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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