PRINTER'S NO.  1682

  

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA

  

SENATE BILL

 

No.

707

Session of

2010

  

  

INTRODUCED BY EICHELBERGER, SCARNATI, YAW, FOLMER, BRUBAKER, ROBBINS, MUSTO, ALLOWAY, CORMAN, GORDNER, D. WHITE, ERICKSON, PICCOLA, KASUNIC, MENSCH AND SMUCKER, FEBRUARY 8, 2010

  

  

REFERRED TO JUDICIARY, FEBRUARY 8, 2010  

  

  

  

A JOINT RESOLUTION

  

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Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth

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of Pennsylvania, providing for marriage between one man and

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one woman.

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The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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hereby resolves as follows:

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Section 1.  The following amendment to the Constitution of

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Pennsylvania is proposed in accordance with Article XI:

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That Article I be amended by adding a section to read:

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§ 29.  Marriage.

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Only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid and

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recognized as a marriage in this Commonwealth.

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Section 2.  (a)  Upon the first passage by the General

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Assembly of this proposed constitutional amendment, the

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Secretary of the Commonwealth shall proceed immediately to

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comply with the advertising requirements of section 1 of Article

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XI of the Constitution of Pennsylvania and shall transmit the

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required advertisements to two newspapers in every county in

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which such newspapers are published in sufficient time after

 


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passage of this proposed constitutional amendment.

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(b)  Upon the second passage by the General Assembly of this

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proposed constitutional amendment, the Secretary of the

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Commonwealth shall proceed immediately to comply with the

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advertising requirements of section 1 of Article XI of the

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Constitution of Pennsylvania and shall transmit the required

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advertisements to two newspapers in every county in which such

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newspapers are published in sufficient time after passage of

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this proposed constitutional amendment. The Secretary of the

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Commonwealth shall submit this proposed constitutional amendment

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to the qualified electors of this Commonwealth at the first

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primary, general or municipal election which meets the

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requirements of and is in conformance with section 1 of Article

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XI of the Constitution of Pennsylvania and which occurs at least

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three months after the proposed constitutional amendment is

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passed by the General Assembly.

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