New Jersey Marriage Amendment (2015)

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A New Jersey Marriage Amendment may appear on the November 3, 2015 ballot in New Jersey as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure, upon voter approval, would define marriage as the union between one man and one woman. This would effectively end same-sex marriages in New Jersey.[1]

The proposed amendment is sponsored in the New Jersey Legislature by State Assemblywoman Alison McHose (R-24) and State Assemblyman Parker Space (R-24) as Assembly Concurrent Resolution 11.[1]



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See also: Amending the New Jersey Constitution

Proposed constitutional amendments have two ways of achieving ballot access in New Jersey. The New Jersey Legislature could either qualify it with supermajority approval of 60 percent in one legislative session or with simple majorities in two successive sessions. This measure did not receive the necessary supermajority required for a 2014 ballot placement. However, the measure could still be placed on the November 2015 ballot.

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