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House Bill 286

General Assembly: 131

Short Title: Permits a religious entity to refuse to solemnize a marriage   [ Show Long Title ]

Long Title: To amend section 3101.08 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, and 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.

Primary Sponsor: Representative Vitale

Version: As Reported by the House Community and Family Advancement Committee

Legislation Text : View Current Version

Date Chamber Results Vote
11/30/2016 House Favorable Passage
Yeas : 9
Nays : 4
[ Show Breakdown ]
Niraj J. Antani (R) Nan A. Baker (R)
Andrew Brenner (R) Margaret Conditt (R)
Bill Dean (R) Timothy Ginter (R)
Christina Hagan (R) Bill Hayes (R)
Bill Patmon (D) 
Kevin Boyce (D) Janine R. Boyd (D)
Greta Johnson (D) Michele Lepore-Hagan (D)
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