SB 526 Constitutional amendment; marriage may exist only between a man and woman.
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Summary as introduced:
Constitutional amendment (voter referendum); marriage. Provides for a referendum at the November 2006 election on approval of a proposed constitutional amendment to define marriage. The proposed amendment provides that "only a union between one man and one woman may be a marriage valid in or recognized by this Commonwealth and its political subdivisions." The proposed amendment also prohibits the Commonwealth and its political subdivisions from creating or recognizing "a legal status for relationships of unmarried individuals that intends to approximate the design, qualities, significance, or effects of marriage." Further, the proposed amendment prohibits the Commonwealth or its political subdivisions from creating or recognizing "another union, partnership, or other legal status to which is assigned the rights, benefits, obligations, qualities, or effects of marriage." This bill is identical to HB 101.

Full text:
01/11/06  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 063212776  pdf | impact statement
01/24/06  Senate: Printed as engrossed 063212776-E  pdf | impact statement
03/15/06  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB526ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/17/06  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0828)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
House amendments engrossed
Senate amendments

Status:
01/11/06  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 063212776
01/11/06  Senate: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/17/06  Senate: Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (11-Y 3-N)
01/19/06  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/19/06  Senate: VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
01/20/06  Senate: Passed by for the day
01/23/06  Senate: Passed by for the day
01/24/06  Senate: Read second time
01/24/06  Senate: Passed by temporarily
01/24/06  Senate: Floor amendment by Senator Whipple proposed but not acted upon
01/24/06  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
01/24/06  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
01/24/06  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended SB526E
01/24/06  Senate: Printed as engrossed 063212776-E
01/25/06  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (28-Y 11-N)
01/25/06  Senate: VOTE: (28-Y 11-N)
01/25/06  Senate: Communicated to House
02/13/06  House: Placed on Calendar
02/13/06  House: Read first time
02/13/06  House: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
03/03/06  House: Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (21-Y 1-N)
03/06/06  House: Read second time
03/07/06  House: Read third time
03/07/06  House: Committee amendment agreed to
03/07/06  House: Engrossed by House as amended
03/07/06  House: Passed House with amendment (85-Y 12-N)
03/07/06  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (85-Y 12-N)
03/09/06  Senate: House amendment agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N)
03/09/06  Senate: VOTE: (37-Y 0-N)
03/15/06  Senate: Enrolled
03/15/06  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB526ER)
03/15/06  House: Signed by Speaker
03/16/06  Senate: Signed by President
04/10/06  House: Bill became law without Governor's signature, Chapter 828 (effective 7/1/06)
04/17/06  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0828)