Synopsis: Definition of marriage. Provides that marriage in Indiana
consists only of the union of one man and one woman. Provides that
Indiana law may not be construed to require that marital status or the
legal incidents of marriage be conferred upon unmarried couples or
groups. This proposed amendment has not been previously agreed to
by a general assembly.
Effective: This proposed amendment must be agreed to by two
consecutive general assemblies and ratified by a majority of the state's
voters voting on the question to be effective.
January 18, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Corrections, Criminal, and
February 10, 2005, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
February 15, 2005, read second time, ordered engrossed.
February 16, 2005, engrossed.
February 21, 2005, read third time, passed. Yeas 42, nays 8.
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A JOINT RESOLUTION proposing an amendment to Article 1 of
the Constitution of the State of Indiana concerning the definition of