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S 2220 - Constitutional Amendment Defining Marriage - Massachusetts Key Vote

Scott Brown voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Issues Related to S 2220

Note

NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES MAJORITY APPROVAL BY ALL LEGISLATORS IN TWO CONSECUTIVE SESSIONS IF PROPOSED BY A LEGISLATOR OR BY ONE-FOURTH OF ALL LEGISLATORS IN TWO CONSECUTIVE SESSIONS IF PROPOSED BY VOTER PETITION. IT MUST THEN BE APPROVED BY THE MAJORITY OF CITIZENS VOTING ON THE AMENDMENT IN THE NEXT ELECTION. AT LEAST THIRTY PERCENT OF BALLOTS CAST MUST CONTAIN A VOTE ON THE AMENDMENT FOR THE AMENDMENT TO BECOME ENACTED.

Stage Details

Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (40-117) - (Key vote)
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Title: Constitutional Amendment Defining Marriage

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass an initiative proposing a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman.

Highlights:
- Passage was done in a joint session, which has both houses vote on it at the same time.
Note:

NOTE: THIS LEGISLATION WAS VOTED ON IN A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION, MEANING THAT BOTH CHAMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE MET IN A JOINT SESSION AND VOTED ON THE LEGISLATION IN UNISON. THE LEGISLATION DOES NOT PASS OR FAIL EACH CHAMBER, BUT INSTEAD PASSES OR FAILS THE LEGISLATURE AS A WHOLE.

Legislation - Bill Failed (Senate) (5-34) - (Key vote)
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Title: Constitutional Amendment Defining Marriage

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass an initiative proposing a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman.

Highlights:
- Passage was done in a joint session, which has both houses vote on it at the same time.
Note:

NOTE: THIS LEGISLATION WAS VOTED ON IN A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION, MEANING THAT BOTH CHAMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE MET IN A JOINT SESSION AND VOTED ON THE LEGISLATION IN UNISON. THE LEGISLATION DOES NOT PASS OR FAIL EACH CHAMBER, BUT INSTEAD PASSES OR FAILS THE LEGISLATURE AS A WHOLE.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Constitutional Amendment Defining Marriage

Note:

NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES MAJORITY APPROVAL BY ALL LEGISLATORS IN TWO CONSECUTIVE SESSIONS IF PROPOSED BY A LEGISLATOR OR BY ONE-FOURTH OF ALL LEGISLATORS IN TWO CONSECUTIVE SESSIONS IF PROPOSED BY VOTER PETITION. IT MUST THEN BE APPROVED BY THE MAJORITY OF CITIZENS VOTING ON THE AMENDMENT IN THE NEXT ELECTION. AT LEAST THIRTY PERCENT OF BALLOTS CAST MUST CONTAIN A VOTE ON THE AMENDMENT FOR THE AMENDMENT TO BECOME ENACTED.

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