To reduce confusion and to ensure our Constitution’s promise of religious freedom, Senator Mark Leno (D – San Francisco) introduced a bill today, sponsored by Equality California and co-sponsored by the California Coalition of Churches IMPACT, that clarifies the role of religious officials in marriage. The bill protects clergy from performing any marriage that is contrary to the tenants of his or her faith and protects their tax-exempt status.
Regardless of party or ideology, every California legislator should support religious freedom. Email your representative and ask them to become a co-author of the Civil Marriage Religious Freedom Act.
When this bill is enacted, it will provide incontrovertible evidence that civil marriage for same-sex couples will not impact clergy or the freedom of religion.
Take Action Now and ask your representative to co-author this bill!
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