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MARRIAGE INITIATIVE OF 2009
“Marriage Initiative of 2009”
The initiative, if passed, will provide that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in the District of Columbia.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE ELECTORS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the “Marriage Initiative of 2009.”
Sec. 2. Chapter Forty-Three of An Act To establish a code of law for the District of Columbia, approved March 3, 1901 (Title 46, Subtitle I, Chapter 4 of the District of Columbia Official Code, D.C. Official Code §46-401 et seq.), is amended by adding a new section providing as follows:
Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in the District of Columbia.
Sec. 3. Effective Date. This act shall take effect in accordance with the provisions of §1-1001.16 and §1-206.02 of the District of Columbia Official Code.
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