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Missouri ‘Parody Marriages’ Resolution (SCR 54)

This law was last updated on Oct 22, 2018


This law is Anti–LGBTQ Model Bill

State

Missouri

Number

SCR 54

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Apr 23, 2018

Topics

LGBTQ, Religious Freedom

Full Bill Text

www.senate.mo.gov

SCR 54 is a concurrent resolution urging the state of Missouri to no longer respect, endorse, or recognize same-sex marriage. The resolution further urges the state to no longer enforce, recognize, or respect any policy that treats sexual orientation as a suspect class.

The resolution states that any form of marriage that does not involve one man and one woman is a “parody marriage.”

The resolution claims that “all forms of parody marriage and self-asserted sex-based identity narratives and sexual orientations that fail to check out the human design are part of the religion of Secular Humanism.”

The resolution further argues that “parody marriage” policies and sexual orientation statutes are nonsecular, while policies that respect, endorse, and recognize a marriage between a man and a woman are secular.

The resolution urges the state to enforce, endorse, and recognize marriages as between one man and one woman, due to their secular nature.


Related Legislation

Based on model legislation, the Marriage and Constitution Restoration Act, which was originally drafted by Chris Sevier (Severe), a person with a history of anti-LGBTQ stunt lawsuits.

Similar bills have been introduced in South Carolina (H 4949) and Wyoming (HB 167).


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