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April 21, 2008

House Bill 631: Changes Term ‘Marriage’ to ‘Civil Marriage’

Sponsors:
Delegates Pendergrass, Ali, Guzzone, Montgomery, and F. Turner

Summary:
This bill would change references to “marriage” in Maryland law to “civil marriage.” By only referring to “civil” marriage, this bill will create a dichotomy between religious and civil marriage, and could likely lead to discrimination against religious marriage.

Status:

2/1/2008 (House) First Reading Judiciary Hearing 2/28 at 1 p.m.
3/20/2008 (House) As of this date, the committee has taken no action on this bill.

This bill failed to leave its committee of origin, and is now dead.

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose!

Action Requested:
None at this time.

 Other Resources

Bill Text   (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Bill History