2011 Regular Session


File Code: Family Law Prior Year Introduction As: HB 808/10 - JUD
Sponsored By:
Delegates Barve, Barnes, Mitchell, Alston, Anderson, Arora, Barkley, Bobo, Bromwell, Carr, Carter, Clagett, Clippinger, Conaway, Cullison, Dumais, Feldman, Frick, Frush, Gaines, Gilchrist, Gutierrez, Guzzone, Hammen, Harrison, Haynes, Hixson, Hubbard, Hucker, Ivey, Kaiser, A. Kelly, Kramer, Lafferty, Lee, Luedtke, McHale, McIntosh, A. Miller, Mizeur, Murphy, Niemann, Pena-Melnyk, Pendergrass, Reznik, B. Robinson, S. Robinson, Rosenberg, Ross, Simmons, Stein, Stukes, Summers, Tarrant, F. Turner, Valderrama, Waldstreicher, Washington, and Zucker
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 Kumar P. Barve, District 17
Delegate Tiffany T. Alston, District 24
Delegate Curt Anderson, District 43
Delegate Sam Arora, District 19
Delegate Charles Barkley, District 39
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Elizabeth Bobo, District 12B
Delegate Eric M. Bromwell, District 8
Delegate Alfred C. Carr, Jr., District 18
Delegate Jill P. Carter, District 41
Delegate Galen R. Clagett, District 3A
Delegate Luke Clippinger, District 46
Delegate Frank M. Conaway, Jr., District 40
Delegate Bonnie Cullison, District 19
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 Peter A. Hammen, District 46
Delegate Hattie N. Harrison, District 45
Delegate Keith E. Haynes, District 44
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 Ariana B. Kelly, District 16
Delegate Benjamin F. Kramer, District 19
Delegate Stephen W. Lafferty, District 42
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Eric G. Luedtke, District 14
Delegate Brian K. McHale, District 46
Delegate Maggie McIntosh, District 43
Delegate Aruna Miller, District 15
Delegate Keiffer J. Mitchell, Jr., District 44
Delegate Heather R. Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Peter Murphy, District 28
Delegate Doyle L. Niemann, District 47
Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Shane E. Pendergrass, District 13
Delegate Kirill Reznik, District 39
Delegate Barbara Robinson, District 40
Delegate Shane Robinson, District 39
Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, District 41
Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate Luiz R. S. Simmons, District 17
Delegate Dana Stein, District 11
Delegate Melvin L. Stukes, District 44
Delegate Michael G. Summers, District 47
Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13
Delegate Kriselda Valderrama, District 26
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18
Delegate Mary L. Washington, District 43
Delegate Craig J. Zucker, District 14

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 :