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June 14, 2007

Constitutional Amendment Defining Marriage

Sponsors:
House File 1845: Representatives Dan Severson (R), Rod Hamilton (R), Steve Gottwalt (R), Bob Dettmer (R), Torrey Westrom (R), Joyce Peppin (R), and Sondra Erickson (R)

House File 1846: Representatives Steve Sviggum (R), Steve Gottwalt (R), Bob Dettmer (R), and Torrey Westrom (R)

House File 1847: Representatives Tom Emmer (R), Sondra Erickson (R), and Mark Olson (R)

Senate File 2158: Senators Thomas Neuville (R), Bill Ingebrigtsen (R), Amy Koch (R), and Chris Gerlach (R)

Senate File 2159: Senators David Hann (R), Michael Jungbauer (R), and Ray Vandeveer (R)

Senate File 2160: Senators Warren Limmer (R), Joe Gimse (R), Betsy Wergin (R), and Pat Pariseau (R)

Summary:
The Minnesota State Legislature has introduced six different bills allowing Minnesota citizens to vote on the following question in 2008: “Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to provide that the state and its political subdivisions shall recognize marriage or its legal equivalent as limited to only the union of one man and one woman?”

Status:

3/8/2007(House) All House bills in the Public Safety and Civil Justice Committee
3/27/2007(Senate) All Senate bills in the Judiciary Committee

HSLDA’s Position:
Support.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

 Other Resources

H.F. 1845 Bill Text

H.F. 1845 Bill History

H.F. 1846 Bill Text

H.F. 1846 Bill History

H.F. 1847 Bill Text

H.F. 1847 Bill History

S.F. 2158 Bill Text

S.F. 2158 Bill History

S.F. 2159 Bill Text

S.F. 2159 Bill History

S.F. 2160 Bill Text

S.F. 2160 Bill History