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Michigan legislator introduces gay marriage amendment

Pam ByrnesA gay marriage amendment could soon be up for vote in Michigan.

Just one day following the repeal of the gay marriage law in Maine, House Speaker Pro Tem Pam Byrnes introduced a resolution that would reverse Michigan’s ban on same-sex unions.

Right now Michigan’s constitution recognizes marriage as being between one man and one woman.

Byrnes says it’s time for a change. She would need super-majority votes in both the House and Senate to to place the amendment on the ballot for the 2010 general election.

If the bill doesn’t pass, proponents would have to collect more than 380,000 signatures to get the proposal on the ballot.

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