CitizenLink.org is reporting that an Arizona judge ruled on August 10, 2006 that a proposed constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman does not violate the state’s single-subject rule (that every amendment must be a single topic only).  Citizens will be allowed to vote on the amendment.

The full article is below.

Arizona Voters Will Have Say on Marriage Amendment

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled today that a proposed constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman does not violate the state’s single-subject rule and will be allowed on the November ballot.

Activists attempting to derail the amendment had argued that since it addressed marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships it should be taken off the ballot.

“The court finds the two clauses of the proposed amendment have but one purpose,” the ruling stated, “the protection of marriage by preventing redefinition and extension of official status to marriage substitutes.”

Glen Lavy, senior counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund, represented Protect Marriage Arizona.

“The judge understood that this amendment is a clear, straightforward proposition with one purpose: protecting marriage,” he said. “This was just another desperate attempt to evade the democratic process by those who advocate redefining marriage.

“Every time this issue has been presented to the voters, it has passed overwhelmingly, by an average of 70 percent. We are confident that we will see a similar result in Arizona, and we are prepared to defend any appeal of today’s decision.”

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To see the status of marriage amendments across the U.S., click here.

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