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Introduced yesterday:

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 85

97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES COLONA (Sponsor), BUTLER, HUBBARD, MEREDITH, LAFAVER, GARDNER, MORGAN, DUNN, WEBBER, RIZZO, MIMS, MONTECILLO, CARPENTER, KELLY (45), MCCANN BEATTY, SCHUPP, ELLINGTON, NEWMAN, MITTEN, SWEARINGEN, KIRKTON, MCNEIL, BURNS, HUMMEL, NICHOLS, MCMANUS, NORR, SMITH, PACE, CURTIS AND PETERS (Co-sponsors).

6437L.01I    D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk

JOINT RESOLUTION

Submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri an amendment repealing section 33 of article I of the Constitution of Missouri, and adopting one new section in lieu thereof relating to marriage.

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring therein:

           That at the next general election to be held in the state of Missouri, on Tuesday next following the first Monday in November, 2014, or at a special election to be called by the governor for that purpose, there is hereby submitted to the qualified voters of this state, for adoption or rejection, the following amendment to article I of the Constitution of the state of Missouri:

           Section A. Section 33, article I, Constitution of Missouri, is repealed and one new section adopted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 33, to read as follows:

           Section 33. That to be valid and recognized in this state, a marriage [shall] may exist [only] between a man and a woman as well as between a same-sex couple.

[emphasis in original]

Time is on our side.