Bill Text: FL S0254 | 2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Marriage Equality

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-05 - Introduced [S0254 Detail]

Download: Florida-2019-S0254-Introduced.html
       Florida Senate - 2019                                     SB 254
       
       
        
       By Senator Farmer
       
       
       
       
       
       34-00653-19                                            2019254__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to marriage equality; repealing s.
    3         741.212, F.S., relating to marriages between persons
    4         of the same sex; removing a prohibition on the
    5         recognition of marriages entered into between persons
    6         of the same sex in this state, another state, or
    7         another jurisdiction, either domestic or foreign;
    8         removing a prohibition on giving effect to any public
    9         act, record, or judicial proceeding of another
   10         jurisdiction respecting a marriage or relationship not
   11         recognized in this state or a claim arising from such
   12         a marriage or relationship; removing the definition of
   13         the term “marriage,” which limits marriage only to a
   14         legal union between one man and one woman; providing a
   15         directive to the Division of Law Revision; providing
   16         an effective date.
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   18  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
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   20         Section 1. Section 741.212, Florida Statutes, is repealed.
   21         Section 2. The Division of Law Revision is directed to
   22  prepare a reviser’s bill for the 2020 Regular Session of the
   23  Legislature to change the terms “husband” and “wife” to
   24  “spouse,” the term “husband and wife” to “spouses,” and the term
   25  “husband or wife” to “either spouse” wherever those terms appear
   26  in the Florida Statutes.
   27         Section 3. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.

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