2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
June 28, 2019 - Introduced by Senators Carpenter, Bewley, Erpenbach, Hansen,
Johnson, Larson, Miller, Ringhand, Risser, Schachtner, Shilling, Smith,
L. Taylor and Wirch, cosponsored by Representatives Zamarripa, Spreitzer,
Anderson, Billings, Bowen, Brostoff, Cabrera, Considine, Crowley, Doyle,
Emerson, Fields, Goyke, Gruszynski, Haywood, Hebl, Hesselbein, Hintz,
Kolste, McGuire, B. Meyers, Milroy, L. Myers, Neubauer, Ohnstad, Pope,
Riemer, Sargent, Shankland, Sinicki, Stubbs, Stuck, Subeck, C. Taylor,
Vining and Vruwink. Referred to Committee on Insurance, Financial
Services, Government Oversight and Courts.
so as in effect to repeal
section 13 of article XIII of the constitution; 2relating to: eliminating constitutional restrictions on marriage (first
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This constitutional amendment, proposed to the 2019 legislature on first
consideration, eliminates the constitutional restriction that only a marriage between
one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state and
the provision that a legal status identical or substantially similar to that of a
marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized in this state.
A proposed constitutional amendment requires adoption by two successive
legislatures, and ratification by the people, before it can become effective.
4Resolved by the
senate, the assembly concurring, That:
Section 13 of article XIII of the constitution is amended so as in 6
effect to repeal said section:
[Article XIII] Section 13. Only a marriage between one man and one woman
8shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state. A legal status identical or
1substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid
2or recognized in this state.
3Be it further resolved, That
this proposed amendment be referred to the 4
legislature to be chosen at the next general election and that it be published for three 5
months previous to the time of holding such election.