00 HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 9 01 Proposing an amendment to the section of the Constitution of the State of Alaska 02 relating to marriage. 03 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. Article I, sec. 25, Constitution of the State of Alaska, is amended to read: 05 Section 25. Marriage and related limitations. To be valid or recognized in 06 this State, a marriage may exist only between one man and one woman. No other 07 union is similarly situated to a marriage between a man and a woman and, 08 therefore, a marriage between a man and a woman is the only union that shall be 09 valid or recognized in this State and to which the rights, benefits, obligations, 10 qualities, or effects of marriage shall be extended or assigned. 11 * Sec. 2. The amendment proposed by this resolution shall be placed before the voters of the 12 state at the next general election in conformity with art. XIII, sec. 1, Constitution of the State 13 of Alaska, and the election laws of the state.