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Full Text of SB0010  98th General Assembly

SB0010sam002 98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Sen. Heather A. Steans

Filed: 2/14/2013

 

 


 

 


 
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AMENDMENT TO SENATE BILL 10

2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 10, AS AMENDED,
3with reference to page and line numbers of Senate Amendment No.
41, on page 1, line 10, after "marriage.", by inserting the
5following:
6"Nothing in this Act is intended to abrogate, limit, or expand
7the ability of a religious denomination to exercise First
8Amendment rights protected by the United States Constitution or
9the Illinois Constitution nor is it intended to abrogate,
10limit, or expand the Illinois Human Rights Act or the Religious
11Freedom Restoration Act."; and
 
12on page 2, line 21, by deleting "and human rights protected";
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14on page 3, by replacing lines 1 through 4 with "marriages it
15will solemnize or celebrate."; and
 

 

 

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1on page 5, by inserting immediately below line 6 the following:
2    "(a-10) No church, mosque, synagogue, temple,
3nondenominational ministry, interdenominational or ecumenical
4organization, mission organization, or other organization
5whose principal purpose is the study, practice, or advancement
6of religion is required to provide religious facilities for the
7solemnization ceremony or celebration associated with the
8solemnization ceremony of a marriage if the solemnization
9ceremony or celebration associated with the solemnization
10ceremony is in violation of its religious beliefs. An entity
11identified in this subsection (a-10) shall be immune from any
12civil, administrative, criminal penalty, claim, or cause of
13action based on its refusal to provide religious facilities for
14the solemnization ceremony or celebration associated with the
15solemnization ceremony of a marriage if the solemnization
16ceremony or celebration associated with the solemnization
17ceremony is in violation of its religious beliefs. As used in
18this subsection (a-10), "religious facilities" means
19sanctuaries, parish halls, fellowship halls, and similar
20facilities. "Religious facilities" does not include facilities
21such as businesses, health care facilities, educational
22facilities, or social service agencies.".