PRINTER'S NO.  1724

  

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA

  

HOUSE BILL

 

No.

1434

Session of

2011

  

  

INTRODUCED BY METCALFE, BOYD, BARRAR, BROOKS, CAUSER, CHRISTIANA, CLYMER, COX, CREIGHTON, GABLER, GILLEN, HARHAI, HEFFLEY, HESS, HICKERNELL, KAUFFMAN, F. KELLER, M. K. KELLER, KNOWLES, KRIEGER, LAWRENCE, METZGAR, MILLARD, MUSTIO, OBERLANDER, PYLE, RAPP, REESE, ROAE, SACCONE, SCHRODER, STERN, STEVENSON, SWANGER, TALLMAN AND VULAKOVICH, MAY 3, 2011

  

  

REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT, MAY 3, 2011  

  

  

  

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.

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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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Marriage is the legal union of only one man and one woman as

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husband and wife and no other legal union that is treated as

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marriage or the substantial equivalent thereof shall be valid or

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recognized.

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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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