The DC Board of Elections has announced it will hold a public hearing on an initiative proposal "Preservation of Traditional Marriage One Man One Woman 2009" on 16 February 10:30am.
BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND ETHICS
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
RECEIPT AND INTENT TO REVIEW INITIATIVE MEASURE
The Board of Elections and Ethics shall consider in a public hearing whether the proposed measure "Preservation of Traditional Marriage One Man One Woman 2009" is a proper subject matter for initiative, at the Special Board Meeting on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 10:30am., One Judiciary Square, 441 4th Street, N.W., Suite 280, Washington DC.
The Board requests that written memoranda be submitted for the record no later than 4:00 p.m., Thursday, February 11, 2010 to the Board of Elections and Ethics, General Counsel's Office, One Judiciary Square, 441 4th Street, N.W., Suite 270, Washington, D.C. 20001.
Each individual or representative of an organization who wishes to present testimony at the public hearing is requested to furnish his or her name, address, telephone number and name of the organization represented (if any) by calling the General Counsel's office at 727-2194 no later than February 11, 2010.
The Short Title, Summary Statement and Legislative Text of the proposed initiative read as follows:
PRESERVATION OF TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE ONE MAN ONE WOMAN 2009
The purpose of this initiative is to allow the citizens of the District of Columbia to vote to preserve traditional marriage as between one man one woman.
• This initiative would define marriage as between one man and one woman.
• This initiative would amend as follows:
• Section 1283 (DC Official Code section 46-401) is redesignated as section 1283 "Marriage is the legally recognized union between one man and one woman. No person may enter into a marriage in the District of Columbia with another person unless it is a man and a woman.