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April 21, 2008

Senate Bill 689: Replacement of Marriage with ‘Domestic Partnerships’

Sponsors:
Senators Jamie Raskin and Richard S. Madaleno Jr.

Summary:
Repealing references to “marriage” in specified provisions of law governing marriage and substituting references to “domestic partnership”; making specified provisions of law that previously applied to marriages apply to domestic partnerships; providing that only a domestic partnership between two individuals not otherwise prohibited from entering into a domestic partnership is valid in Maryland.

Status:

2/1/2008 (House) First Reading Judicial Proceedings Hearing 2/14 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

E-lert—February 12, 2008—Maryland: Calls Needed to Stop Bill to Remove ‘Marriage’ from Maryland Law

Bill Text   (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Bill History