Senate Joint Resolution 6 - Introduced SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 6 BY GUTH , SEGEBART , SCHULTZ , CHAPMAN , ROZENBOOM , BEHN , ANDERSON , FEENSTRA , JOHNSON , KRAAYENBRINK , and BERTRAND SENA TE JOINT RESOLUTION A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution 1 of the State of Iowa specifying marriage between one man 2 and one woman as the only legal union that is valid or 3 recognized in the state. 4 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 5 TLSB 1164XS (3) 86 pf/rj
S.J.R. 6 Section 1. The following amendment to the Constitution of 1 the State of Iowa is proposed: 2 Article I of the Constitution of the State of Iowa is amended 3 by adding the following new section: 4 Marriage. SEC. 26. Marriage between one man and one woman 5 shall be the only legal union valid or recognized in this 6 state. 7 Sec. 2. REFERRAL AND PUBLICATION. The foregoing amendment 8 to the Constitution of the State of Iowa is referred to the 9 general assembly to be chosen at the next general election 10 for members of the general assembly, and the secretary of 11 state is directed to cause the same to be published for three 12 consecutive months previous to the date of that election as 13 provided by law. 14 EXPLANATION 15 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 16 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 17 This joint resolution proposes an amendment to the 18 Constitution of the State of Iowa specifying that marriage 19 between one man and one woman shall be the only legal union 20 valid or recognized in this state. 21 The joint resolution, if adopted, would be referred to the 22 next general assembly for adoption a second time before being 23 submitted to the electorate for ratification. 24 -1- LSB 1164XS (3) 86 pf/rj 1/ 1