February 8, 2011






HOUSE JOINT
RESOLUTION No. 6

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DIGEST OF HJ0006 (Updated February 7, 2011 12:58 pm - DI 107)



Citations Affected: Article 1 of the Indiana Constitution.

Synopsis: Marriage. Provides that only marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Indiana. Provides that a legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized. 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.





Turner, Cheatham




    January 20, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on the Judiciary.
    February 7, 2011, reported _ Do Pass.








Febuary 8, 2011

First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)


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HOUSE JOINT
RESOLUTION No. 6




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

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

SOURCE: ; (11)HJ0006.2.1. -->     SECTION 1. The following amendment to the Constitution of the State of Indiana is proposed and agreed to by this, the One Hundred Seventeenth General Assembly of the State of Indiana, and is referred to the next General Assembly for reconsideration and agreement.
SOURCE: CON 1; (11)HJ0006.2.2. -->     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. Only a marriage between one (1) man and one (1) woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Indiana. A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized.