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June 25, 2010

Senate Bill 42: An Act Creating Civil Unions for Homosexual Couples

Authors:
Senator Robert Ford

Summary:
This bill would create civil unions between persons of the same sex, granting them the legal status equivalent to marriage. A homosexual couple in a civil union would have all of the same rights as a heterosexual couple in marriage.

Status:

12/10/2008(Senate) Prefiled
12/10/2008(Senate) Referred to Committee on Judiciary
1/13/2009(Senate) Introduced and read first time
1/13/2009(Senate) Referred to Committee on Judiciary
1/23/2009(Senate) Referred to Subcommittee: Sheheen (ch), Knotts, Campsen, Lourie, Campbell
6/3/2010(Senate) Bill died when Legislature adjourned

HSLDA’s Position:
Because of HSLDA’s active involvement in preserving traditional marriage, we believe this bill should be opposed.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

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