MINNESOTA: Dems Try To Repeal The State's Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment
Last year the Minnesota legislature approved a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, a bill which must be endorsed by the voters in November in order to become law. Democratic legislators have just filed a bill to repeal the bill which created the amendment. Which would remove the item from the ballot. Fancy!
Here's the text of the new bill:
H.F. No. 1885, as introduced – 87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)The above-linked article delicately notes that the repeal effort faces a "high hurdle" in the GOP-dominated legislature.
Posted on Jan 13, 2012: A bill for an act relating to marriage; repealing a proposed amendment to the Minnesota Constitution recognizing marriage as only a union between one man and one woman; repealing Laws 2011, chapter 88.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Section 1. REPEALER.
Laws 2011, chapter 88, is repealed.
Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE DATE.
Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment.