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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 88 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 88

(By Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson, and Delegates Anderson, Argento, Armstead, Ashley, Azinger, Barker, Beach, Boggs, Border, Butcher, Campbell, Cann, Canterbury, Caputo, Carmichael, Cowles, Craig, Crosier, Duke, Eldridge, Ennis, Evans, Ferro, Frazier, Givens, Hall, Hamilton, Hartman, Hunt, Hutchins, Iaquinta, Ireland, Klempa, Kominar, Lane, Manchin, Manypenny, Marshall, Martin, Michael, Miley, C. Miller, J. Miller, Moye, Paxton, Perdue, Perry, Pethtel, Phillips, D. Poling, M. Poling, Porter, Rodighiero, Ross, Rowan, Shaver, Shook, Skaff, Smith, Sobonya, Stephens, Stowers, Sumner, Susman, Swartzmiller, Tabb, Varner, Walker, White and Williams)




Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to appoint a select interim committee to study the issue of a constitutional amendment to prohibit the state from recognizing same sex marriages.

Whereas, A question has been raised as to the necessity of a marriage protection amendment to the West Virginia Constitution; and
Whereas, Constitutional amendments are not as easily changed as statutes with statutes being more susceptible to the courts; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Legislature hereby request the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to appoint a select interim committee to study the issue of a constitutional amendment to prohibit the state from recognizing same sex marriages; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Select Committee will report to the 2010 regular session of the Legislature on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, including drafts of any recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare all reports and draft legislation be paid from the legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.
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