H.R. 914: Military Religious Freedom Protection Act

Introduced:
Feb 28, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Tim Huelskamp
Representative for Kansas's 1st congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Feb 28, 2013
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3828 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 25, 2012

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 28, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Feb 28, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 28, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

1% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
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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Cosponsors
16 cosponsors (16R) (show)
Committees

House Armed Services

Military Personnel

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2/28/2013--Introduced.
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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