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February 16, 2006

House Joint Resolution 2: Marriage Amendment

Author:
State Affairs

Summary:
Proposes an amendment to the Idaho Constitution by adding a section that provides that a marriage between a man and a woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in the state.

Status:

01/25/2006(House) Reported printed—to State Affairs
02/07/2006(Senate) State Affairs
02/15/2006Passed!

HSLDA's Position:
Support.

Action Requested:
No action requested at this time.

Background:

HRJ 2 states:

    "The question to be submitted to the electors of the State of Idaho at the next general election shall be as follows:

    Shall Article III, of the Constitution of the State of Idaho be amended by the addition of a new Section 28, to provide that a marriage between a man and a woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state?"

Your right to homeschool rests on another freedom: the freedom to direct the education and upbringing of your children. Your parental rights, in turn are supported by the sanctity of marriage. Anything that undermines marriage may ultimately undermine parental rights.

Amending the Idaho constitution will protect the concept of marriage from activist state judges. Without this amendment, an activist judge out of step with the citizens will one day redefine marriage for us and allow same sex marriages.

 Other Resources

Feb.-9-2006—Idaho—Calls Needed to Support Marriage

Feb.-15-2006—Idaho—Marriage Amendment Heads to Senate

Feb.-16-2006—Idaho—Your Calls Worked—the Marriage Amendment Passed!

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