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.
As Passed by the House
CommitteesSenate Judiciary Committee
House Community and Family Advancement Committee