senate Bill S5857

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the ability to marry; amends a chapter of the laws of 2011, as proposed in legislative bill number A. 8354, in relation to the statutory construction of such chapter

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Jun 24, 2011 referred to rules

S5857 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8520
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add §10-b, amd §11, Dom Rel L; add §5-a, Chap of 2011 (as proposed in A. 8354)

S5857 - Summary

Relates to the ability to marry; amends a chapter of the laws of 2011, as proposed in legislative bill number A. 8354, in relation to the statutory construction of such chapter.

S5857 - Sponsor Memo

S5857 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5857

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 24, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of the Governor) -- read
  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
  Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the domestic relations law, in relation to  the  ability
  to  marry;  and  to  amend a chapter of the laws of 2011, amending the
  domestic relations law relating to the ability to marry,  as  proposed
  in  legislative  bill  number  A.  8354,  in relation to the statutory
  construction of such chapter; and repealing certain provisions of  the
  domestic relations law relating to parties to a marriage

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 10-b of the domestic relations law, as added  by  a
chapter  of the laws of 2011, amending the domestic relations law relat-
ing to the ability to marry, as proposed in legislative bill  number  A.
8354, is REPEALED and a new section 10-b is added to read as follows:
  S  10-B.  RELIGIOUS  EXCEPTION. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY STATE, LOCAL OR
MUNICIPAL LAW, RULE, REGULATION, ORDINANCE, OR OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO
THE CONTRARY, A RELIGIOUS ENTITY AS DEFINED UNDER THE EDUCATION  LAW  OR
SECTION TWO OF THE RELIGIOUS CORPORATIONS LAW, OR A CORPORATION INCORPO-
RATED  UNDER  THE  BENEVOLENT  ORDERS LAW OR DESCRIBED IN THE BENEVOLENT
ORDERS LAW  BUT  FORMED  UNDER  ANY  OTHER  LAW  OF  THIS  STATE,  OR  A
NOT-FOR-PROFIT  CORPORATION  OPERATED,  SUPERVISED,  OR  CONTROLLED BY A
RELIGIOUS CORPORATION, OR ANY EMPLOYEE THEREOF, BEING MANAGED, DIRECTED,
OR SUPERVISED BY OR IN CONJUNCTION WITH A RELIGIOUS CORPORATION, BENEVO-
LENT ORDER, OR A NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION AS DESCRIBED IN THIS  SUBDI-
VISION,  SHALL  NOT  BE  REQUIRED  TO  PROVIDE SERVICES, ACCOMMODATIONS,
ADVANTAGES, FACILITIES, GOODS, OR PRIVILEGES FOR  THE  SOLEMNIZATION  OR
CELEBRATION  OF A MARRIAGE. ANY SUCH REFUSAL TO PROVIDE SERVICES, ACCOM-
MODATIONS, ADVANTAGES, FACILITIES, GOODS, OR PRIVILEGES SHALL NOT CREATE
ANY CIVIL CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION OR  RESULT  IN  ANY  STATE  OR  LOCAL
GOVERNMENT  ACTION  TO  PENALIZE,  WITHHOLD  BENEFITS,  OR  DISCRIMINATE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD12066-08-1

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