2008 Regular Session


File Code: Family Law
Sponsored By:
Delegates Barnes, McIntosh, Kaiser, Mizeur, Schuler, Ali, Anderson, Barkley, Barve, Bobo, Bronrott, Carr, Carter, Dumais, Feldman, Frick, Frush, Gaines, Gilchrist, Gutierrez, Guzzone, Heller, Hixson, Hubbard, Hucker, Ivey, Lee, Manno, Montgomery, Niemann, Pena-Melnyk, Pendergrass, Ramirez, Reznik, Rice, Rosenberg, Stukes, F. Turner, Valderrama, and Waldstreicher
Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act


Repealing a provision specifying that only a marriage between a man and a woman is valid in this State; and establishing that only a marriage between two people not otherwise prohibited from marrying is valid in this State.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Saqib Ali, District 39
Delegate Curt Anderson, District 43
Delegate Charles Barkley, District 39
Delegate Kumar P. Barve, District 17
Delegate Elizabeth Bobo, District 12B
Delegate William A. Bronrott, District 16
Delegate Alfred C. Carr, Jr., District 18
Delegate Jill P. Carter, District 41
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Brian J. Feldman, District 15
Delegate C. William Frick, District 16
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, District 22
Delegate Jim Gilchrist, District 17
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, District 18
Delegate Guy Guzzone, District 13
Delegate Henry B. Heller, District 19
Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, District 20
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Roger P. Manno, District 19
Delegate Maggie McIntosh, District 43
Delegate Heather R. Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Doyle L. Niemann, District 47
Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Shane E. Pendergrass, District 13
Delegate Victor R. Ramirez, District 47
Delegate Kirill Reznik, District 39
Delegate Craig L. Rice, District 15
Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, District 41
Delegate Todd Schuler, District 8
Delegate Melvin L. Stukes, District 44
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13
Delegate Kriselda Valderrama, District 26
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Religion -see also- Churches

Bill affects the following Statute:

Family Law
( 2-201 )


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