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May 26, 2009

House Bill 1055: Changes Law Requiring Marriage Between a ‘Man and a Woman’

Sponsors:
Delegates Barnes, McIntosh, Mizeur, Kaiser, Ali, Anderson, Barkley, Barve, Bobo, Bronrott, Carr, Carter, Dumais, Feldman, Frick, Frush, Gaines, Gilchrist, Gutierrez, Guzzone, Harrison, Heller, Hixson, Hubbard, Hucker, Ivey, Kirk, Kramer, Krysiak, Lee, Manno, Montgomery, Niemann, Pena-Melnyk, Pendergrass, Ramirez, Reznik, Rice, Rosenberg, Schuler, Stukes, F. Turner, Valderrama, and Waldstreicher

Summary:
Currently, Maryland law provides that “only a marriage between a man and a woman is valid in this State.” This bill would change the law to state “Only a marriage between two individuals who are not otherwise prohibited from marrying is valid in this State.”

Status:

2/13/2009 (House) First Reading Judiciary; hearing 3/12 at 1:00 p.m.

The legislature has adjourned without passing this bill; it is now dead.

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose!

Action Requested:
None at this time.

 Other Resources

Bill Text   (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Bill History