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Alabama Bill Regarding the Solemnization of Marriage (HB 130)

This law was last updated on Dec 9, 2016




HB 130


Failed to Pass


LGBTQ, Religious Freedom

Full Bill Text

HB 130 would clarify 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.

An amendment added to the bill would require probate judges who choose to marry heterosexual couples to also marry same-sex couples. While this amendment appears to keep probate judges from discriminating against same-sex couples, judges may choose to simply stop performing all marriages in his/her office.


Indefinitely postponed on April 28th, 2016.


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