2009 Regular Session


File Code: Family Law Prior Year Introduction As: HB 1345/08 - JUD Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 913
Sponsored By:
Senators Greenip, Colburn, Haines, Harris, Jacobs, Mooney, Simonaire, Stoltzfus, and Stone
Maryland's Marriage Protection Act


Adding a new section to the Maryland Constitution to establish that a marriage between one man and one woman shall be the only domestic legal union valid or recognized in 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

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
Senate Action
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Hearing 3/11 at 1:00 p.m.
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Senator Janet Greenip, District 33
Senator Richard F. Colburn, District 37
Senator Larry E. Haines, District 5
Senator Andrew P. Harris, District 7
Senator Nancy Jacobs, District 34
Senator Alexander X. Mooney, District 3
Senator Bryan W. Simonaire, District 31
Senator J. Lowell Stoltzfus, District 38
Senator Norman R. Stone, Jr., District 6

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Constitutional Amendments
Domestic Partnerships and Civil Unions
Family Law -see also- Adoption; Annulment; Divorce; etc

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