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HB 2381 - Marriage Definition Constitutional Amendment - Key Vote

Pennsylvania Key Votes

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Note

NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION IS A THREE-STEP PROCESS. FIRST, IT REQUIRES APPROVAL OF A MAJORITY IN BOTH THE HOUSE AND SENATE. SECOND, FOLLOWING AN ELECTION YEAR IT REQUIRES ANOTHER MAJORITY VOTE BY THE NEXT GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AND THIRD, APPROVAL BY THE VOTERS DURING A GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION.

Stage Details

Legislation-Joint Resolution - Resolution Sent To Committee (House) -
Legislation-Joint Resolution - Joint Resolution Passed (Senate) (38-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Marriage Definition Constitutional Amendment

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a joint resolution proposing a Constitutional amendment that states: "only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this Commonwealth."

Legislation-Joint Resolution - Joint Resolution Passed (House) (136-61) - (Key vote)

Title: Marriage Definition Constitutional Amendment

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a joint resolution proposing a Constitutional amendment that states: "only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this Commonwealth, and neither the Commonwealth nor any of its political subdivisions shall create or recognize a legal union identical or substantially equivalent to that of marriage for unmarried individuals."

Legislation-Joint Resolution - Introduced (House) -

Title: Marriage Definition Constitutional Amendment

Sponsors

  • Scott W. Boyd (PA - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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