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AB 43 - Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act

AB 43 - Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act

The Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act would guarantee the California Constitution's promise of religious freedom and extend the vital protections afforded by marriage to loving and committed same-sex couples.

Status: Introduced by Assemblymember Leno on December 4, 2006.  Passed by Assembly on June 6 by a 42-34 vote. Passed Senate by 22-15 vote. Vetoed by the governor.

Lead Author: Assemblymember Mark Leno

Sponsor: Equality California

Joint-Authors: Assemblymembers Laird and Lieber

Principal Co-Authors: Senators Kehoe, Kuehl, Migden, and Perata

Co-authors: Senators Alquist, Calderon, Cedillo, Lowenthal, Oropeza, Romero, Steinberg, Torlakson, Wiggins, and Yee; Assemblymembers Alarcon, Beall, Berg, Brownley, Coto, De Leon, DeSaulnier, Eng, Evans, Feuer, Hancock, Hayashi, Huffman, Jones, Krekorian, Levine, Ma, Mendoza, Mullin, Nunez, Portantino, Ruskin, Saldana, Soto, and Swanson




Date Last Modified: 4/25/2008
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