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South Carolina Bill Prohibiting Recognition and Benefits to Same-Sex Marriage Couples (H 3022)

This law was last updated on Sep 12, 2016


South Carolina


H 3022


Failed to Pass


Jan 13, 2015


Co-sponsors: 7
Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 8


LGBTQ, Religious Freedom

Full Bill Text

H 3022 would prohibit state or local taxpayer funds or governmental salaries from being paid for an activity that includes the licensing or support of same-sex marriage.

The bill would prohibit state and local government employees from recognizing, granting, or enforcing a same-sex marriage license. If an employee violates this provision, the employee must not continue to receive a salary, pension, or other employee benefit at the expense of the taxpayers of the state.

The bill would prohibit taxes or public funds from being utilized to enforce a court order requiring the issuance or recognition of a same-sex marriage license.

The bill would require a court of the state to dismiss any legal action challenging this provision and award costs and attorney’s fees to a person or entity named as a defendant in the legal action.

The bill would require that any person employed by the state or a local governmental entity who violates or interferes with the implementation of this provision to no longer receive a salary, pension, or other employee benefit.