RESOLUTION No. 13
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION
Article 1 of the Constitution of the State of
Synopsis: Definition of marriage. Provides that only a 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.
Tomes, Kruse, Holdman
January 6, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.
First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)
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RESOLUTION No. 13
A JOINT RESOLUTION proposing an amendment to Article 1 of
the Constitution of the State of Indiana concerning marriage.
Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: ; (11)SJ9609.1. -->
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)SJ9609.2. -->
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.