SENATE
HOUSE
JOINT
BILL STATUS
WV CODE
REPORTS
EDUCATIONAL
CONTACT
home
home
Introduced Version
DOWNLOAD  wpd


sjr14 intr
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 14

(By Senators Helmick, Oliverio, Prezioso, Deem, Boley, Jenkins, Green, Hall, Sypolt, K. Facemyer, Guills, Yost, Chafin and Plymale)

_______

[Introduced February 22, 2010; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; and then to the Committee on Finance.]

_______


Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, by adding a new article, designated article XV, section one, relating to the definition of marriage in this state; numbering and designating such proposed amendment; and providing a summarized statement of the purpose of such proposed amendment.

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia, two thirds of the members elected to each house agreeing thereto:
That the question of ratification or rejection of an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia be submitted to the voters of the state at a special election to be held in the year 2010, which proposed amendment is that article XV, section one be added thereto, to read as follows:
ARTICLE XV. MARRIAGE PROTECTION AMENDMENT.
§1. Marriage Defined.
Only a union between one man and one woman is valid or recognized as marriage in West Virginia.
Resolved further, That in accordance with the provisions of article eleven, chapter three of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, the proposed amendment is hereby numbered "Amendment No. 1" and designated as the "Marriage Protection Amendment" and the purpose of the proposed amendment is summarized as follows: "Only a union between man and woman is valid or recognized as marriage in West Virginia."




NOTE: The purpose of this resolution is to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia that only a union between man and woman is valid or recognized as marriage in West Virginia.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present Constitution, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.
This Web site is maintained by the West Virginia Legislature's Office of Reference & Information.  |  Terms of Use  |   Web Administrator   |   © 2017 West Virginia Legislature *