.................... moves to amend the FitzSimmons amendment (A13-0619) to H.F.
No. 1054, the first engrossment, as follows:
Page 1, delete lines 17 to 25 and insert:
"Subd. 3. Refusal to participate or support solemnization; protection of
1.5religious belief. (a) Except for secular business activities engaged in by a religious
1.6association, religious corporation, or religious society, the conduct of which is unrelated to
1.7the religious and educational purposes for which it is organized, no religious association,
1.8religious corporation, or religious society shall be required to provide goods or services at
1.9the solemnization or celebration of any civil marriage or be subject to civil liability or
1.10any action by the state that penalizes, fines, or withholds any benefit to the religious
1.11association, religious corporation, or religious society under the laws of this state,
1.12including, but not limited to, laws regarding tax exempt status, for failing or refusing
1.13to provide goods or services at the solemnization or celebration of any civil marriage,
1.14if providing such goods or services would cause the religious association, religious
1.15corporation, or religious society to violate their sincerely held religious beliefs.
1.16(b) The exception in paragraph (a) applies to employees, agents, and volunteers
1.17acting within the capacity of their employment or responsibilities with a religious
1.18association, religious corporation, or religious society.