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Allow minister not to solemnize marriages contrary to beliefs

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To amend sections 3101.08 and 4112.02 of the Revised Code to provide that an ordained or licensed minister or religious society is not required to solemnize a marriage and a religious society is not required to allow any building or property of the religious society to be used to host a marriage ceremony if the marriage does not conform to the ordained or licensed minister's or religious society's sincerely held religious beliefs, to provide that an ordained or licensed minister or religious society is not subject to civil or criminal liability for such a denial, to provide that the state and political subdivisions may not penalize or withhold benefits to an ordained or licensed minister or religious society for such a denial, and to make changes to the law governing unlawful discriminatory practices.

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A. Nino Vitale
 

Cosponsors

Representatives
Niraj J. Antani
John Becker
Andrew Brenner
Thomas E. Brinkman, Jr.
Jim Butler
Margaret Conditt
Bill Dean
Timothy E. Ginter
Wesley A. Goodman
Doug Green
Christina Hagan
Michael Henne
Brian Hill
Ron Hood
Larry Householder
Stephen A. Huffman
Terry Johnson
Candice Keller
Darrell Kick
J. Kyle Koehler
George F. Lang
Riordan T. McClain
Derek Merrin
Bill Patmon
Rick Perales
Wes Retherford
Craig S. Riedel
Kristina Roegner
Mark J. Romanchuk
Tim Schaffer
Gary Scherer
Bill Seitz
Marilyn Slaby
Ryan Smith
Robert Cole Sprague
Andy Thompson
Scott Wiggam
Shane Wilkin
Ron Young
Paul Zeltwanger
 

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