2009 Regular Session


File Code: Family Law Prior Year Introduction As: SB 290/08 - JPR Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 1055
Sponsored By:
Senators Madaleno, Raskin, Forehand, Gladden, Kramer, Lenett, McFadden, Pinsky, and Pugh
Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act


Establishing that a marriage between two individuals who are not otherwise prohibited from marrying is valid in the State; prohibiting an official of a religious institution or body authorized to solemnize marriages from being required to solemnize any marriage in violation of the constitutional right to free exercise of religion; etc.

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 Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., District 18
Senator Jennie M. Forehand, District 17
Senator Lisa A. Gladden, District 41
Senator Rona E. Kramer, District 14
Senator Mike Lenett, District 19
Senator Nathaniel J. McFadden, District 45
Senator Paul G. Pinsky, District 22
Senator Catherine E. Pugh, District 40
Senator Jamie Raskin, District 20

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