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Legislation - Enacted

Alabama Amendment 774 - Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment

Date Introduced: April 2006
Date Enacted: 28 June 2006, after referendum was approved by voters and ratified (See BALLOT INITIATIVES-RESOLVED below.)


  • States that, "A marriage contracted between individuals of the same sex is invalid in this state."
  • Defines marriages as, "...a sacred covenant, solemnized between a man and a woman."
  • Further states that, "No marriage license shall be issued in the State of Alabama to parties of the same sex," and that, "The State of Alabama shall not recognize as valid any marriage of parties of the same sex that occurred or was alleged to have occurred as a result of the law of any jurisdiction regardless of whether a marriage license was issued."