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Secretary of State Mark Ritchie Announces Title for Constitutional Amendment on Marriage
Posted Date: 6/28/2012

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Secretary of State Mark Ritchie Announces Title for Constitutional Amendment on Marriage

St. Paul, Minn.—June 28, 2012—Secretary of State Mark Ritchie today announced that the approved title for the proposed marriage amendment that will appear on the ballot in the general election held on November 6, 2012, will be: “LIMITING THE STATUS OF MARRIAGE TO OPPOSITE SEX COUPLES.”

Minnesota Statute section 204D.15 provides that the Secretary of State “shall provide an appropriate title” for each constitutional amendment.

The governor’s veto of the legislation (Senate File 1308) invalidated the title designated by the legislature.

Editor’s note:

Click on the following link to view: Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State Letter, dated June 15, 2012

Mark Ritchie is Minnesota's 21st Secretary of State. A downloadable press photograph is available at: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=4142.



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