West Virginia Marriage Amendment (2010)
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The proposed measure called for defining marriage as "between one man and one woman." Specifically the measure would add a new article, designated Article XV, Section one, to the West Virginia Constitution relating to the definition of marriage in West Virginia.
The proposed amendment, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 14, was sponsored by Senators Walt Helmick, Michael Oliverio, Roman Prezioso, Frank Deem, Donna Boley, Evan Jenkins, Mike Green, Mike Hall, David Sypolt, Karen Facemyer, Jesse Guills, Jack Yost, Truman Chafin and Robert Plymale.
Text of measure
According to the filed measure, it would have added a new article, designated as Article XV, Section One. The new section would have read as follows:
| ARTICLE XV. MARRIAGE PROTECTION AMENDMENT.
§1. Marriage Defined.
Path to the ballot
A two-thirds vote in both chambers of the West Virginia State Legislature is required to refer an amendment to the ballot.
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