January 30, 2004





SENATE JOINT
RESOLUTION No. 7

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DIGEST OF SJ 7 (Updated January 27, 2004 2:06 pm - DI 106)



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 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.





Hershman, Craycraft, Adams K, Drozda, Jackman, Bray, Waterman, Meeks C, Young R Michael, Nugent, Long, Lewis, Riegsecker, Ford, Dillon




    January 13, 2004, read first time and referred to Committee on Criminal, Civil and Public Policy.
    January 29, 2004, reported favorably _ Do Pass.






January 30, 2004

Second Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2004)


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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: ; (04)SJ9607.1. -->     SECTION 1. The following amendment to the Constitution of the State of Indiana is proposed and agreed to by this, the One Hundred Thirteenth General Assembly of the State of Indiana, and is referred to the next General Assembly for reconsideration and agreement.
SOURCE: CON 1; (04)SJ9607.2. -->     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 a man and a 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.