Governor signs “Pastor Protection Act”

On March 10, 2016, Governor Rick Scott signed the “Pastor Protection Act” as a measure to protect ministers from legal action arising from refusal to perform same-sex marriages.

SB 110 (Bean) / HB 43 (Plakon) provides that churches or religious organizations, or their employees, including clergy, may not be required to solemnize any marriage or provide services, facilities or goods for related purposes if such action would violate sincerely held religious beliefs.

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