Constitution amended to define marriage.
A JOINT RESOLUTION,
Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an
amendment to Article XXI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the
definition of marriage.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF SOUTH
DAKOTA, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN:
That at the next general election held in the state, the following amendment to
Article XXI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, as set forth in section 2 of this Joint
Resolution, which is hereby agreed to, shall be submitted to the electors of the state for approval.
That Article XXI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, be amended by
adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as follows:
9. Only marriage between a man and a woman shall be valid or recognized in South Dakota.
The uniting of two or more persons in a civil union, domestic partnership, or other quasi-marital
relationship shall not be valid or recognized in South Dakota.
Filed March 1, 2005