2012 Regular Session


File Code: Family Law Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 438
Sponsored By:
The President (By Request - Administration) and Senators Ferguson, Forehand, Frosh, Garagiola, Gladden, Jones-Rodwell, Kelley, King, Kittleman, Madaleno, Manno, McFadden, Montgomery, Pinsky, Pugh, Ramirez, Raskin, Robey, Young, and Zirkin
Civil Marriage Protection Act


Altering a provision of law to establish that only a marriage between two individuals who are not otherwise prohibited from marrying is valid in this State; prohibiting an official of a religious order or body authorized to perform a marriage ceremony from being required to solemnize or officiate a particular marriage or religious rite of a marriage in violation of the constitutional right to free exercise of religion; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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Senate Action
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Hearing 1/31 at 1:00 p.m.
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

President, The
Senator Bill Ferguson, District 46
Senator Jennie M. Forehand, District 17
Senator Brian E. Frosh, District 16
Senator Rob Garagiola, District 15
Senator Lisa A. Gladden, District 41
Senator Verna L. Jones-Rodwell, District 44
Senator Delores G. Kelley, District 10
Senator Nancy J. King, District 39
Senator Allan H. Kittleman, District 9
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., District 18
Senator Roger P. Manno, District 19
Senator Nathaniel J. McFadden, District 45
Senator Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Senator Paul G. Pinsky, District 22
Senator Catherine E. Pugh, District 40
Senator Victor R. Ramirez, District 47
Senator Jamie Raskin, District 20
Senator James N. Robey, District 13
Senator Ronald N. Young, District 3
Senator Bobby A. Zirkin, District 11

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Family Law -see also- Adoption; Annulment; Divorce; etc
Insurance -see also- Health Ins; MAIF; Motor Vehicle Ins
Nonprofit Organizations
Religion -see also- Churches
Sexual Orientation

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Family Law
( 2-201 , 2-202 )


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