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June 15, 2007

House Joint Resolution 9: A Constitutional Amendment Regarding Marriage

Author:
Representatives John Coghill Jr., John Harris, Vic Kohring, Peggy Wilson, Bob Lynn, Carl Gatto, Nancy Dahlstrom, Mike Kelly, Mark Neuman, Bill Thomas Jr., and Bill Stoltze.

Summary:
This was a proposed amendment to the Alaska Constitution which would have prohibited the recognition of any union except marriage between a man and woman.

Status:

2/12/2007 First reading and introduced to the State Affairs, Finance, and Judiciary Committees
3/27/2007 State Affairs Committee Report: Do Pass and referred to Judiciary Committee
4/17/2007 Judiciary Committee Hearing
4/18/2007 Judiciary Committee Report: Do pass as amended
5/7/2007 Second reading, Judiciary Committee substitute adopted by unanimous consent, third reading and failed to pass. Request for Reconsideration by Representative Coghill
5/8/2007 Returned to the Rules Committee, which declined to reconsider
4/13/2008 Bill died when the regulation Legislative Session ended

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA supported this legislation.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

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Bill History