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Monday, June 05, 2006

The 28th Amendment

Senate Joint Resolution 1, would add this paragraph to the U.S. Constitution:
"Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any State, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman."
To voice your opinion, please contact your U.S. Senators, not the Utah Senate (we’ve received some excellent, but misdirected, E-mail messages).

Links:
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Senator Bennett

Senator Hatch

2 Comments:

Anonymous corpuschristi said...

Would this include language like paragraph 2 in Utah's amendment?

6/06/2006 4:13 PM  
Blogger The Senate Site said...

No. Here is the complete text of the Utah Amendment:

Article I, Section 29. [Marriage.]
(1) Marriage consists only of the legal union between a man and a woman.
(2) No other domestic union, however denominated, may be recognized as a marriage or given the same or substantially equivalent legal effect.


And here is the complete text of the joint resolution currently before the U.S. Senate:

JOINT RESOLUTION
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States:

`Article--

`SECTION 1. This article may be cited as the `Marriage Protection Amendment'.

`SECTION 2. Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any State, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman.'.

6/06/2006 4:42 PM  

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