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Alabama Freedom of Religion in Marriage Protection Act (HB 56)

This law was last updated on Dec 6, 2016




HB 56


Failed to Pass


Mar 3, 2015


Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 1


Conscience and Refusal Clauses, LGBTQ, Religious Freedom

Full Bill Text

HB 56 would provide that those authorized or permitted to solemnize marriages are not required to solemnize the marriage of any person.

The bill would allow judges, pastors and other officiants the right to refuse to perform marriage services for same-sex couples.

Pastor Protection Provision

Religious organizations would be able to refuse to provide accommodations, facilities, advantages, privileges, services, or goods related to the recognition, solemnization, or celebration of a marriage.

The First Amendment already covers the right of religious organizations to refuse to perform marriages that conflict with their religious beliefs.


Primary Sponsor