Repeal of the Discriminatory Texas Marriage Amendment
SJR 29: Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage.
Primary Author: Sen. Jose Rodriguez (D-El Paso)
Background: In 2005, a constitutional amendment to ban marriages between same gender couples was proposed, voted on and passed into law. This bill would propose a constitutional amendment to repeal the provision in the Texas constitution that prohibits marriage between same gender couples and would prohibit this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage. The bill would require that the proposed constitutional amendment be printed on a ballot to allow voters to vote for or against the measure during an election to be held November 5, 2013.
Referred to Senate State Affairs.
Actions: 02/13/2013 - Referred to Senate State Affairs.
02/08/2013 - Filed.
Equality Texas Position: Equality Texas supports SJR 29. This bill is part of our Legislative Agenda.
Bill History – Bill History for SJR 29