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Missouri Marriage Solemnization Refusal Bill (HB 1337)

This law was last updated on Dec 6, 2016


State

Missouri

Number

HB 1337

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Mar 12, 2015

Topics

Conscience and Refusal Clauses, LGBTQ, Religious Freedom

Full Bill Text

house.mo.gov

HB 1337 would permit any person authorized to solemnize marriages under Missouri law to refuse to solemnize a marriage if the solemnization of the marriage is contrary to the religious beliefs or sincerely held moral convictions of the person authorized to solemnize marriages.

Current Missouri law allows clergymen, religious organizations and judges, including municipal judges, to perform marriage solemnizations.

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


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