Illinois Same-Sex Marriage Ban Amendment (2014)

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The Illinois Same-Sex Marriage Ban Amendment is not on the November 2014 statewide ballot as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure sought to place a ban on same-sex marriage in the state constitution.[1]

Two resolutions went before Illinois law makers, SJRCA 6 and HJRCA 6, both of which called for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage to be put on the ballot.[2]

Background

During the veto session in late 2012, Representative Greg Harris introduced House Bill 5170, which would amend marriage laws in the state to include same-sex couples. Senator William Haine proposed, SJRCA 6, which calls for an amendment banning the practice in response to the filing of HB5170.[1][2]

Rep. Dan Beiser (D-111) and Rep. Dwight Kay (R-112) have also introduced a House Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment, HJRCA 6, that calls for a similar amendment banning gay marriage.[2]

Path to the ballot

See also: Amending the Illinois Constitution

For a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment to qualify for the 2014 ballot, a 60% vote approval by both the House and the Senate was required on one of the proposed resolutions.

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