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House Bill 36

General Assembly: 132

Short Title: Allow minister not to solemnize marriages contrary to beliefs   [ Show Long Title ]

Long Title: 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.

Primary Sponsor: Representative Vitale

Version: As Passed by the House

Legislation Text : View Current Version

Date Chamber Results Vote
6/27/2018 House Passed
Yeas : 61
Nays : 30
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Niraj J. Antani (R) Steven Arndt (R)
John Becker (R) Louis W. Blessing III (R)
John A. Boccieri (D) Andrew Brenner (R)
Tom Brinkman (R) Jim Butler (R)
Jack Cera (D) Robert R. Cupp (R)
Anthony DeVitis (R) Bill Dean (R)
Jay Edwards (R) Keith Faber (R)
Theresa Gavarone (R) Timothy Ginter (R)
Anne Gonzales (R) Doug Green (R)
Christina Hagan (R) Stephen D. Hambley (R)
Michael Henne (R) Brian Hill (R)
Glenn W. Holmes (D) Ron Hood (R)
James M. Hoops (R) Larry Householder (R)
Stephen A. Huffman (R) Jim Hughes (R)
Terry Johnson (R) Candice R. Keller (R)
Darrell Kick (R) J. Kyle Koehler (R)
Al Landis (R) Laura Lanese (R)
George .F Lang (R) P. Scott Lipps (R)
Nathan H. Manning (R) Riordan T. McClain (R)
Derek Merrin (R) Michael J. O'Brien (D)
Thomas F. Patton (R) Rick Perales (R)
Bill Reineke (R) Wes Retherford (R)
Craig S. Riedel (R) Kristina Roegner (R)
Mark J. Romanchuk (R) Scott K. Ryan (R)
Tim Schaffer (R) Gary Scherer (R)
Kirk Schuring (R) William Seitz (R)
Marilyn Slaby (R) Ryan Smith (R)
Robert Sprague (R) Dick Stein (R)
A. Nino Vitale (R) Scott Wiggam (R)
Shane Wilkin (R) Ron Young (R)
Paul Zeltwanger (R) 
Michael Ashford (D) John Barnes (D)
Kristin Boggs (D) Janine R. Boyd (D)
Richard Brown (D) Rick Carfagna (R)
Nicholas J. Celebrezze (D) Kathleen Clyde (D)
Hearcel F. Craig (D) Jonathan Dever (R)
Mike Duffey (R) Teresa Fedor (D)
Tavia Galonski (D) Stephanie Howse (D)
Catherine D. Ingram (D) Brigid Kelly (D)
Bernadine Kennedy Kent (D) David Leland (D)
Michele Lepore-Hagan (D) Adam C. Miller (D)
John Patterson (D) Dan Ramos (D)
Alicia Reece (D) Jeff Rezabek (R)
John M. Rogers (D) Michael Sheehy (D)
Kent Smith (D) Fred Strahorn (D)
Emilia Strong Sykes (D) Thomas West (D)
6/27/2018 House Favorable Passage
Yeas : 9
Nays : 4
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