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February 16, 2006

House Bill 48: An Act Concerning Maryland's Marriage Protection Act

Sponsors:
Delegates Dwyer, Bates, Cadden, Cluster, Donoghue, Edwards, Elliott, Frank, Gilleland, Glassman, Haddaway, Impallaria, Kach, Krebs, Leopold, McConkey, McDonough, McMillan, Miller, Myers, O'Donnell, Parrott, Shank, Shewell, Sophocleus, Stocksdale, Stull, Trueschler, Weir, Weldon, and Wood.

Summary:
The legislature closed without this bill becoming law.

The bill would have amended the Maryland Constitution to say that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid. Civil unions or relationships between parties of the same sex are also invalid.

Status:

009/20/2005(House): Pre-Filed
01/11/2006(House): First Reading Judiciary Committee
01/31/2006(House): Judiciary Committee Hearing at 1:30 p.m.
02/03/2006(House): Unfavorable Report by Judiciary Committee

HSLDA's Position:
Support.

Action Requested:
No action is requested.

 Other Resources

Bill Text   (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Bill History