The Religious Liberty Protection Chart provides a breakdown on HB 757 as passed by the House, HB 757 as passed by the Senate, and RFRA. Download a Religious Liberty Protection Chart.
Religious Freedom In Regards to Marriage
Immediate priority needs to be given to protect religious freedom of all Georgians to act in accordance with their religious beliefs about marriage. Several bills have been introduced in the state legislature, but only one bill, HB 757 as passed by the Senate, clarifies and strengthens religious liberty protections and safeguards pastors, individuals, and faith-based organizations from government retaliation.
Religious Freedom Beyond Marriage
In addition to marriage protections, state lawmakers need to pass HB 837, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which goes beyond the marriage issue to protect people of faith in all aspects of their lives.
About HB 757
Religious officials shall not be required to perform marriage ceremonies in violation of their legal right.
Read more about HB 757
A BILL to be entitled an Act to protect religious freedoms; to amend Chapter 3 of Title 19 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to marriage generally, so as to provide that religious officials shall not be required to perform marriage ceremonies in violation of their legal right to free exercise of religion; to amend Chapter 1 of Title 10 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to selling and other trade practices, so as to change certain provisions relating to days of rest for employees of business and industry; to protect property owners which are religious institutions against infringement of religious freedom; to define a term; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.