West Virginians may vote on the definition of marriage
CHARLESTON, West Virginia: A number of states may see marriage-related measures on their statewide ballots this fall, West Virginia included. This month a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, known as SJR 14, was proposed. The measure calls 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. If approved by at least two-thirds of both the House and the Senate the measure will be referred to the November 2, 2010 statewide ballot.
It is 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.