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June 8, 2006

Senate Joint Resolution 20: Alaska Constitutional Marriage Amendment

Author:
Senate Judiciary Committee

Summary:
Alaska’s Constitution currently defines marriage as between a man and a woman. This resolution would have amended the Constitution to state that a marriage between a man and a woman is the only union recognized by the state. HSLDA supported this legislation.

Status:

2/14/2006Introduced, first reading, and referred to the Judiciary Committee.
2/21/2006Judiciary Committee Hearing: Heard and held.
3/1/2006 "Do Pass" recommendation and moved from Judiciary Committee to Finance Committee
3/9/2006 Finance Committee hearing: heard and held
4/28/2006 "Do Pass" recommendation and moved to Rules Committee
6/9/2006 This bill died when the Legislature adjourned.

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA supported this legislation.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

Background:
The Alaska Constitution currently defines marriage as between a man and a woman. This resolution would amend the Constitution to state that a marriage between a man and a woman is the only union recognized by the state, thereby prohibiting such things as civil unions or domestic partnerships between homosexuals.

 Other Resources

Mar.-3-2006—Alaska—Calls Needed to Support Marriage Protection Amendment

Bill Text (PDF)    (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Bill History