Synopsis: Definition of marriage. Provides that marriage in Indiana
consists only of the union of a man and a 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 two
consecutive general assemblies and ratified by a majority of the state's
voters voting on the question to be effective.
January 13, 2004, read first time and referred to Committee on Criminal, Civil and Public
January 29, 2004, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
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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