Michigan Pastor Protection Act (HB 4858)
This law was last updated on Mar 9, 2017
HB 4858 would prohibit ministers, clerics, or religious practitioners from being required to solemnize or recognize a marriage that violated his or her religious belief.
The bill defines “recognize” to mean providing religious services that are delivered by an individual who is under the supervision of a religious organization and designed for a married couple or a couple engaged to marry and are directly related to solemnizing, celebrating, strengthening, or promoting a marriage.
The First Amendment already covers the right of religious organizations to refuse to perform marriages that conflict with their religious beliefs.
Similar to HB 4855.