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H.J.R. 25 Enrolled
This joint resolution of the Legislature proposes to amend the Utah Constitution to add
a provision relating to marriage.
This resolution proposes to amend the Utah Constitution to:
. define marriage as only the union of a man and a woman; and
. provide that no other domestic union may be given equivalent legal effect.
This resolution directs the lieutenant governor to submit this proposal to voters.
This resolution provides an effective date.
Utah Constitution Sections Affected:
ARTICLE I, SECTION 29
Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah, two-thirds of all members elected to each
of the two houses voting in favor thereof:
Section 1. It is proposed to enact Utah Constitution Article I, Section 29, to read:
Article I, Section 29. [Marriage.]
(1) Marriage consists only of the legal union between a man and a woman.
(2) No other domestic union, however denominated, may be recognized as a marriage
or given the same or substantially equivalent legal effect.
Section 2. Submittal to voters.
The lieutenant governor is directed to submit this proposed amendment to the voters of
the state at the next regular general election in the manner provided by law.
Section 3. Effective date.
If the amendment proposed by this joint resolution is approved by a majority of those
voting on it at the next regular general election, the amendment shall take effect on January 1,
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