1st Engrossment - 83rd Legislature (2003 - 2004) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution 1.3 by adding a section to article XIII; recognizing as 1.4 marriage only a union between one man and one woman. 1.5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.6 Section 1. [CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PROPOSED.] 1.7 An amendment to the Minnesota Constitution is proposed to 1.8 the people. If the amendment is adopted, a section shall be 1.9 added to article XIII, to read: 1.10 Sec. 13. Only the union of one man and one woman shall be 1.11 valid or recognized as a marriage in Minnesota. Any other 1.12 relationship shall not be recognized as a marriage or its legal 1.13 equivalent. 1.14 Sec. 2. [QUESTION.] 1.15 The proposed amendment shall be submitted to the people at 1.16 the 2004 general election. The question submitted shall be: 1.17 "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to provide 1.18 that marriage or its legal equivalent is limited to only the 1.19 union of one man and one woman? 1.20 Yes ....... 1.21 No ........"