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S 115 - Same-Sex Marriage - Key Vote

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Legislation - Veto Override Passed (House) (100-49) - (Key vote)

Title: Same-Sex Marriage

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that legalizes same-sex marriage.

Highlights:
-Changes definition of marriage to a legally recognized union between two people (Sec. 5). -Does not require a member of the clergy to perform any marriage, and refusal to perform a marriage is not cause for any civil claim or cause of action (Sec. 9). -Does not affect the ability of a society to determine its own membership (Sec. 10). -Does not require a religious organization to provide services for the solemnization of a marriage (Sec. 11).
Note:

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF THOSE PRESENT AND VOTING IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Veto Override Passed (Senate) (23-5) - (Key vote)

Title: Same-Sex Marriage

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that legalizes same-sex marriage.

Highlights:
-Changes definition of marriage to a legally recognized union between two people (Sec. 5). -Does not require a member of the clergy to perform any marriage, and refusal to perform a marriage is not cause for any civil claim or cause of action (Sec. 9). -Does not affect the ability of a society to determine its own membership (Sec. 10). -Does not require a religious organization to provide services for the solemnization of a marriage (Sec. 11).
Note:

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF THOSE PRESENT AND VOTING IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) -
Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Same-Sex Marriage

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (94-52) - (Key vote)

Title: Same-Sex Marriage

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that legalizes same-sex marriage.

Highlights:
-Changes definition of marriage to a legally recognized union between two people (Sec. 5). -Does not require a member of the clergy to perform any marriage, and refusal to perform a marriage is not cause for any civil claim or cause of action (Sec. 9). -Does not affect the ability of a society to determine its own membership (Sec. 10). -Does not require a religious organization to provide services for the solemnization of a marriage (Sec. 11).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (26-4) - (Key vote)

Title: Same-Sex Marriage

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that redefines marriage in gender and religiously neutral terms.

Highlights:
-Changes definition of marriage to "a legally recognized union of two people" and removes gender-specific connotations from terms used to describe marital or familial relationships (Sec. 5). -Forbids marriages in which either party is under age 16, even if the marriage receives district approval (Sec. 8). -Allows a member of the clergy to refuse to perform any marriage, and notes that refusal to perform marriages shall not create any civil claim or cause of action (Sec. 9). -Takes effect September 1, 2009 (Sec. 11).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Same-Sex Marriage

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