SECOND REGULAR SESSION
RESOLUTION NO. 47
92ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES ENGLER (Sponsor), ERVIN, CROWELL, BAKER, AVERY, DUSENBERG, NIEVES, RUPP, PURGASON, DIXON, REINHART, TOWNLEY, MYERS, ANGST, DEMPSEY, ROARK, KING, SANDER, MUNZLINGER, MOORE, STEVENSON, LIPKE, DAVIS (19), STEFANICK, WILLOUGHBY, PHILLIPS, YATES, LEMBKE, CUNNINGHAM (86), PEARCE, CUNNINGHAM (145), SUTHERLAND, SMITH (14), JETTON, ICET, BIVINS, KELLY (36), MUCKLER, HANAWAY, SHOEMAKER AND WOOD (Co-sponsors).Read 1st time January 21, 2004, and copies ordered printed.
STEPHEN S. DAVIS, Chief Clerk
Submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri an amendment to the Constitution of Missouri relating to the prohibition of same-sex marriage.
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring therein:
That at the next general election to be held in the state of Missouri, on Tuesday next following the first Monday in November, 2004, or at a special election to be called by the governor for that purpose, there is hereby submitted to the qualified voters of this state, for adoption or rejection, the following amendment to the Constitution of the state of Missouri:
Section A. The Constitution of Missouri is amended by adding thereto one new article, to be known as article XIV, to read as follows:
Section 1. Marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman, and no license to marry shall issue except to a man and a woman. Marriage between persons of the same sex, and full faith and credit of such marital status entered into in another state, shall not be recognized as marriage.