S. 3526 (112th): Military Religious Freedom Act of 2012

Sep 11, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Roger Wicker
Senator from Mississippi
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Last Updated
Sep 11, 2012
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 4310 (Related)
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013

Signed by the President
Jan 02, 2013

H.R. 3828 (Related)
Military Religious Freedom Protection Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 25, 2012


This bill was introduced on September 11, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Sep 11, 2012
Referred to Committee Sep 11, 2012
Full Title

A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to protect the rights of conscience of members of the Armed Forces and chaplains of members of the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.


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5 cosponsors (5R) (show)

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Military Religious Freedom Act of 2012 - Requires the Armed Forces to accommodate the conscience and sincerely held moral principles and religious beliefs of its members concerning the appropriate and inappropriate expression of human sexuality, and prohibits the Armed Forces from using such conscience, principles, or beliefs (beliefs) as the basis of any adverse personnel action, discrimination, or denial of promotion, schooling, training, or assignment.
Prohibits any member from:
(1) directing, ordering, or requiring a chaplain to perform any duty, rite, service, or function that is contrary to his or her beliefs; or
(2) discriminating or taking any adverse personnel action against a chaplain for refusing to comply with a direction, order, or requirement that is against his or her beliefs.
Prohibits a military installation or other property owned, rented, or 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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