2007 Regular Session


File Code: Family Law Prior Year Introduction As: HB 48/06 - JUD
Sponsored By:
Delegates Dwyer, Aumann, Bartlett, Bates, Beitzel, Boteler, Burns, Costa, Elliott, Elmore, Frank, George, Glassman, Haddaway, Jennings, J. King, Kipke, Krebs, McComas, McConkey, McDonough, Miller, Minnick, Myers, O'Donnell, Schuh, Shank, Shewell, Sossi, Stifler, Stocksdale, Stull, Walkup, Weir, and Wood
Maryland's Marriage Protection Act


Adding a new section to the Maryland Constitution to establish that only a marriage between a man and a woman is valid in the State; establishing that specified unions or relationships between individuals of the same sex are not valid in the State and are against the public policy of the State; and submitting the amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 3/15 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Donald H. Dwyer, Jr., District 31
Delegate Susan L. M. Aumann, District 42
Delegate Joseph R. Bartlett, District 4A
Delegate Gail H. Bates, District 9A
Delegate Wendell R. Beitzel, District 1A
Delegate Joseph C. Boteler, III, District 8
Delegate Emmett C. Burns, Jr., District 10
Delegate Robert A. Costa, District 33B
Delegate Donald B. Elliott, District 4B
Delegate D. Page Elmore, District 38A
Delegate William J. Frank, District 42
Delegate Ronald A. George, District 30
Delegate Barry Glassman, District 35A
Delegate Jeannie Haddaway, District 37B
Delegate J. B. Jennings, District 7
Delegate James S. King, District 33A
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Susan W. Krebs, District 9B
Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate Tony McConkey, District 33A
Delegate Pat McDonough, District 7
Delegate Warren E. Miller, District 9A
Delegate Joseph J. Minnick, District 6
Delegate LeRoy E. Myers, Jr., District 1C
Delegate Anthony J. O'Donnell, District 29C
Delegate Steven R. Schuh, District 31
Delegate Christopher B. Shank, District 2B
Delegate Tanya Shewell, District 5A
Delegate Richard A. Sossi, District 36
Delegate Donna Stifler, District 35A
Delegate Nancy R. Stocksdale, District 5A
Delegate Paul S. Stull, District 4A
Delegate Mary Roe Walkup, District 36
Delegate Michael H. Weir, Jr., District 6
Delegate John F. Wood, Jr., District 29A

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Constitutional Amendments
Education -see also- Driver Ed; Higher Ed; Special Ed; etc
Family Law -see also- Adoption; Annulment; Divorce; etc
Public Schools
Sexual Orientation

Bill affects the following Statute:

Article - XV Miscellaneous
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Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered