2008 Regular Session


File Code: Family Law
Sponsored By:
Delegates Pendergrass, Ali, Guzzone, Montgomery, and F. Turner
Family Law - Change Term "Marriage" to "Civil Marriage"


Changing the term "marriage" to "civil marriage" in specified provisions of law; reenacting a specified current provision of law in order to clarify that the Act does not affect religious marriage ceremonies; and requiring the publisher of the Annotated Code of Maryland, in consultation with the Department of Legislative Services, to change all references in the Code to the term "marriage" to the term "civil marriage".

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 Shane E. Pendergrass, District 13
Delegate Saqib Ali, District 39
Delegate Guy Guzzone, District 13
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Annotated Code of Maryland
Family Law -see also- Adoption; Annulment; Divorce; etc

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Family Law
( 1-201 , 2-101 , 2-201 , 2-202 , 2-406 )


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