2011 Regular Session


File Code: Family Law Prior Year Introduction As: HB 808/10 - JUD
Sponsored By:
Delegates Simmons, Alston, Anderson, Arora, Barnes, Carr, Carter, Dumais, Feldman, Gutierrez, Hixson, Hubbard, Ivey, Lee, Summers, Valderrama, and Waldstreicher
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.
House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 2/25 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Luiz R. S. Simmons, District 17
Delegate Tiffany T. Alston, District 24
Delegate Curt Anderson, District 43
Delegate Sam Arora, District 19
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
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 Ana Sol Gutierrez, District 18
Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, District 20
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Michael G. Summers, District 47
Delegate Kriselda Valderrama, District 26
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Family Law -see also- Adoption; Annulment; Divorce; etc
Religion -see also- Churches

Bill affects the following Statute:

Family Law
( 2-201 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered
Committee Votes :