OH HB36 | 2017-2018 | 132nd General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 38-1)
Status: Engrossed on June 27 2018 - 50% progression
Action: 2018-11-14 - Refer to Committee: Judiciary
Pending: Senate Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


To amend sections 3101.08 and 4112.02 of the Revised Code to provide that an ordained or licensed minister or religious society is not required to solemnize a marriage and a religious society is not required to allow any building or property of the religious society to be used to host a marriage ceremony if the marriage does not conform to the ordained or licensed minister's or religious society's sincerely held religious beliefs, to provide that an ordained or licensed minister or religious society is not subject to civil or criminal liability for such a denial, to provide that the state and political subdivisions may not penalize or withhold benefits to an ordained or licensed minister or religious society for such a denial, and to make changes to the law governing unlawful discriminatory practices.

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Allow minister not to solemnize marriages contrary to beliefs


Roll Calls

2018-06-27 - House - House Favorable Passage (Y: 9 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-06-27 - House - House Passed (Y: 61 N: 30 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2018-11-14SenateRefer to Committee: Judiciary
2018-06-27HousePassed - Amended
2018-06-27HouseReported - Substitute: Community and Family Advancement
2017-02-08HouseRefer to Committee: Community and Family Advancement


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
31Amended CodeCitation Text
3101Amended CodeCitation Text
310108Amended CodeCitation Text
41Amended CodeCitation Text
4112Amended CodeCitation Text
411202Amended CodeCitation Text

Ohio State Sources

Bill Comments