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SB 40 Marriage licenses; issuance of license by State Registrar of Vital Records, conscience clause.

Introduced by: Charles W. Carrico, Sr. | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Issuance of marriage licenses; conscience clause; State Registrar of Vital Records. Provides that a clerk or deputy clerk shall not be required to issue a marriage license if such clerk has an objection to the issuance of such license on personal, ethical, moral, or religious grounds. If the clerk or deputy clerk declines to issue a marriage license on such grounds, the parties contemplating marriage may be issued a license by the State Registrar of Vital Records at a local Department of Motor Vehicles office. The bill directs the State Registrar of Vital Records to develop a process with the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles whereby parties contemplating marriage can request and be issued a marriage license at their local Department of Motor Vehicles office.


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