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SF 1308

1st Engrossment - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 03/06/2012 03:16pm

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A bill for an act
proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution; adding a section to
article XIII; recognizing marriage as only a union between one man and one
woman.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PROPOSED.

An amendment to the Minnesota Constitution is proposed to the people. If the
amendment is adopted, a section shall be added to article XIII, to read:

Sec. 13.

Only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a
marriage in Minnesota.

Sec. 2. SUBMISSION TO VOTERS.

(a) The proposed amendment must be submitted to the people at the 2012 general
election. The question submitted must be:

"Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to provide that only a union of one
man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Minnesota?

Yes
.
No ."

(b) The title required under Minnesota Statutes, section 204D.15, subdivision 1,
for the question submitted to the people under paragraph (a) shall be "Recognition of
Marriage Solely Between One Man and One Woman."

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