H.R. 3828 (112th): Military Religious Freedom Protection Act

Jan 25, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Tim Huelskamp
Representative for Kansas's 1st congressional district
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H.R. 914 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

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Last Action: Feb 28, 2013

S. 3526 (Related)
Military Religious Freedom Act of 2012

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 11, 2012


This bill was introduced on January 25, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jan 25, 2012
Referred to Committee Jan 25, 2012
Full Title

To amend title 10, United States Code, to require that implementation of the repeal of the former Department of Defense policy concerning homosexual behavior in the Armed Forces not infringe upon the free exercise of religion by and the rights of conscience of members of the Armed Forces, including chaplains, and for other purposes.


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51 cosponsors (51R) (show)

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Military Personnel

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Military Religious Freedom Protection Act - Requires the sincerely held religious or moral beliefs of a member of the Armed Forces concerning the appropriate and inappropriate expression of human sexuality to be accommodated and not the basis of any adverse personnel action, discrimination, or denial of promotion, schooling, training, or assignment (adverse actions).
Prohibits a military chaplain from being directed, ordered, or required to perform any duty, rite, ritual, ceremony, service, or function (ceremony) that is contrary to the conscience, moral principles, or religious beliefs (beliefs) of the chaplain or the chaplain's faith group. Prohibits the refusal of a chaplain to perform a ceremony that is contrary to such beliefs from being the basis of any adverse actions.
Requires the Secretary of Defense to issue regulations setting forth guidance to implement such requirements and prohibitions.
Prohibits a military installation or other property owned, rented, or otherwise under the jurisdiction or control of the Department of Defense (DOD) from being used to officiate, solemnize, or perform a marriage or marriage-like ceremony involving anything other than the union of one man with one woman.

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