Pending Legislation Related To Same-Sex Couples Updated May 15, 2010 Michael Ginsborg, MLS Posted at Proposition 8 and

the Right to Marry (See also HRC Report on 2009 Legistation Still Pending)
United States Federal • • • • • • • • • • • • Every Child Deserves a Family Act Respect for Marriage Act of 2009 Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act of 2009 Uniting American Families Act of 2009. H.R.1024 Uniting American Families Act of 2009. S.424 Reuniting Families Act Every Child Deserves a Family Act Tax Equity for Health Plan Beneficiaries Act of 2009 [D.C. Referendum on Marriage], S.2980 (2010) District of Columbia Referendum on Marriage Act of 2010, H.R.4430 Marriage Protection Act of 2009 Proposed U.S. Constitution Marriage Protection Amendment (2009)

States - Enacted • California Recognition of Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages (enacted 2009) States _ Pending • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Arizona HB 2148 (banning gay adoption) California SB 906 ("Civil Marriage Religious Freedom Act") California AB 2700(termination of marriages involving domestic partners) Florida S.232 / Florida H .477 ("all-but-marriage" domestic partnerships despite state's super-DOMA) D.C. Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Equality Amendment Act of 2009 Kentucky BR 93 (filed before 2010 Regular Session for public discussion) Maryland SB 852 (banning out-of-state recognition) Maryland HB 1532 / SB 1120 (banning out-of-state recognition) Maryland SB 1079 (super-DOMA amendment) Maryland Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act (SB 582 / HB 808) Maryland HB 1176 / HB 1279 (constitutional amendment for marriage equality) Minnesota SF1210 and SF 120 / HF1644 and HF 893 (reversing DOMA) Minnesota SF 1548 / SF1732 / HF1729 / HF1740 (out-of-state recognition) Minnesota SF 431 ("Final Wishes/Wrongful Death - Project 515 update) New Mexico SJR 1 (amendment to ban same-sex marriage) New Mexico HB 121 (DOMA) Maryland H.B. 90 (would bar recognition of out-of-state, same-sex marriages Michigan H.J.R. NN to repeal Michigan's super-DOMA amendment (Art. 1, § 25) Michigan HB 5587 amending Michigan marriage statute on to allow same-sex marriage Michigan HB 5588 amending Michigan law on recognition of out-of-state marriages

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North Carolina SB 1156 (super-DOMA) Ohio H. J. R. No. 7 to repeal Ohio's super-DOMA amendment (Art. XV, § 11) Pennsylvania SB 935 (marriage equality) Pennsylvania "Marriage Protection Amendment" proposal Rhode Island HB 5744 (marriage equality) Rhode Island HB 7990 (divorce) Texas HJR131 to repeal state's super-DOMA amendment (Art. I, Sec.32) Virginia HJ 55 (to repeal super-DOMA amendment) Washington HB 2482 (recognizing out-of-state, same-sex marriages) West Virginia (HJR 5 / HJR 24 / HJR 111 /SJR 3 / SJR 5 / SJR 14*) (same-sex marriage ban or super-DOMA amendment)

States - Recently Defeated or Indefinitely Postponed • • • • • • • • • • • Hawaii HB 444 (civil unions) Indiana S.J.R. 13 / ndiana H.J.R. 5 and H.J.R. 7 (super-DOMA amendment) (status) Iowa S.J.R. 2001 / Iowa H.J.R. 2001 (super-DOMA amendment) (status) Maryland HB 90 / Maryland SB 852 (banning out-of-state recognition) New Hampshire H.B. 1590, "An Act Repealing Same Sex Marriage" New Hampshire CACR 28 (amendment to ban same-sex marriage) New Jersey Freedom of Religion and Equality in Civil Marriage Act (A2978/S1967) New Mexico SB 183 (domestic partnerships) New Mexico HJR 8 (amendment to ban same-sex marriage) New York Marriage Equality Legislation (S.4401 / A.07732) Pennsylvania SB 707 (amendment to ban same-sex marriage) (status)

Other Countries • Parliament of Australia: Inquiry into the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2009 (status) • Ireland Civil Partnership Bill 2009