Michigan Same-Sex Marriage Amendment 2014 (House Joint Resolution V)
Type & Purpose of Ballot Measure: Legislatively-referred constitutional amendment to define marriage in Michigan as between two people regardless of gender or sex and to recognize same-sex marriages.
Proposed/Sponsored By: Rep. Sam Singh (D-69), Rep. Rose Mary Robinson (D-4), Rep. David Knezek (D-11), Rep. Douglas A. Geiss (D-12), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-12), Rep. Sarah Roberts (D-18), Rep. Dian Slavens (D-21), Rep. Jim Townsend (D-26), Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton (D-27), Rep. Jon Switalski (D-28), Rep. Tim Greimel (D-29), Rep. Rudy Hobbs (D-35), Rep. Vicki Barnett (D-37), Rep. Pam Faris (D-48), Rep. Jeff Irwin (D-53), Rep. Adam Zemke (D-55), Rep. Sean McCann (D-60), Rep. Kate Segal (D-62), Rep. Andy Schor (D-68), Rep. Brandon Dillon (D-75), and Rep. Marcia Hovey-Wright (D-92)
- The measure, upon voter approval, would remove the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman from the constitution, thus defining marriage as between two people regardless of gender or sex and recognizing same-sex marriages.
- A verbatim joint amendment was introduced into the Michigan Senate as Senate Joint Resolution W. The sponsors of Senate Joint Resolution W are: Sen. Rebekah Warren (D-18), Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D-23), Sen. Virgil Smith (D-4), Sen. Glenn Anderson (D-6), Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D-8), Sen. Vincent Gregory (D-14), Sen. Steven Bieda (D-9), Sen. Jim Ananich (D-27), Sen. Bert Johnson (D-2), and Sen. Coleman Young II (D-1)
Michigan Same-Sex Marriage Amendment (2016)
Type & Purpose of Ballot Measure: An initiated constitutional amendment. The measure, upon voter approval, would legalize same-sex marriage in Michigan.
- The Michigan Same-Sex Marriage Amendment may appear on the November 8, 2016 ballot in Michigan as an initiated constitutional amendment. The measure, upon voter approval, would legalize same-sex marriage in Michigan.
- Supporters call the measure the Michigan for Marriage Initiative.
- The ballot measure campaign was initiated to overturn a previous measure, Proposal 2 of 2004. A favorable court ruling, however, would cause same-sex marriage proponents to end their initiative campaign.