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15.11 Marriage Amendment
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Only a union between one man and one woman may be a marriage valid in or recognized by this state and its political subdivisions. This state and its political subdivisions shall not create or recognize a legal status for relationships of unmarried individuals that intends to approximate the design, qualities, significance or effect of marriage.
(Adopted Nov. 2, 2004; Proposed by Initiative Petition)
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