Bill Sponsors: IL SB0064 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Bill Title: Creates the Religious Freedom Defense Act. Prohibits the State and local governments from taking discriminatory action against a person if the person believes or acts under a religious belief or moral conviction that marriage is only between one man and one woman, or that sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage. Allows a person to assert a claim or defense under the Act in a judicial or administrative proceeding for damages, injunctive relief, declaratory relief, or other appropriate relief against the State or local government. Also allows the Attorney General to seek enforcement of the Act. Defines "discriminatory action", "person", "State benefit program", and "State".

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 4-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-05-05 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments [SB0064 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

Sponsors

NameTypeSponsorshipDistrictFinancialEncyclopediaBiography
Senator Kyle McCarter [R]PrimarySponsored BillsSD-054FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator Neil Anderson [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-036FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator Tim Bivins [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-045FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator Dale Righter [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-055FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart

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