Introduced Version






SENATE JOINT
RESOLUTION No. 7

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION



Citations Affected: Article 1 of the Constitution of the State of Indiana.

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.

Effective: This proposed amendment must be agreed to by a second general assembly and ratified by a majority of the state's voters voting on the question to be effective.





Hershman , Heinold, Bray, Jackman, Waterman, Kruse, Nugent, Dillon, Young R Michael, Delph, Weatherwax, Riegsecker, Drozda




    January 11, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.








Introduced

First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)


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SENATE JOINT
RESOLUTION No. 7




    A JOINT RESOLUTION proposing an amendment to Article 1 of the Constitution of the State of Indiana concerning the definition of marriage.

Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: ; (07)SJ9617.1. -->     SECTION 1. The following amendment to the Constitution of the State of Indiana, which was agreed to by the One Hundred Fourteenth General Assembly and referred to this General Assembly for reconsideration and agreement, is agreed to by this the One Hundred Fifteenth General Assembly of the State of Indiana.
SOURCE: CON 1; (07)SJ9617.2. -->     SECTION 2. ARTICLE 1 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF INDIANA IS AMENDED BY ADDING A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS: Section 38. (a) Marriage in Indiana consists only of the union of one man and one woman.
    (b) This Constitution or any other Indiana law may not be construed to require that marital status or the legal incidents of marriage be conferred upon unmarried couples or groups.