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