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H.J.R. 17

This document includes Senate Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Mon, Feb 21, 2005 at 2:47 PM by rday. -->              1     





Sponsor: Lorie D. Fowlke

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This joint resolution of the Legislature designates February 7-14, 2005 as Marriage
             10      Week in the state of Utah.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This resolution:
             13          .    designates February 7-14, 2005 as Marriage Week in the state of Utah; and
             14          .    encourages all Utahns to reflect on the importance of strengthening the institution of
             15      marriage.
             16      Special Clauses:
             17          None
             19      Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             20          WHEREAS, the legal marriage between a man and a woman is the cornerstone of
             21      healthy family life;
             22          WHEREAS, this cornerstone brings security, commitment, meaning, joy, and spiritual
             23      maturity to the man and the woman who enter this lifelong covenant with unselfish
             24      commitment;
             25          WHEREAS, this cornerstone provides children with a safe haven in which to grow,
             26      learn, and experience life from the hands of caring parents;
             27          WHEREAS, this cornerstone buoys and unburdens society from the costly impacts of

             28      dysfunction and helps to mitigate continued cycles of dysfunction;
             29          WHEREAS, this cornerstone creates interconnected communities of family,
             30      generations, neighborhoods, faiths, and the nation;
             31          WHEREAS, this cornerstone engenders family autonomy and pluralism that are the
             32      frontline defenses in preserving the nation's political freedoms;
             33          WHEREAS, this cornerstone advances economic prosperity and hedges families
             34      against difficult economic times; and
             35          WHEREAS, this cornerstone, marriage, is ordained of God to perpetuate the human
             36      race and to prosper both men and women:
             37          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of Utah, in
             38      recognition of this vital and essential institution, designates the week of February 7-14, 2005 as
             39      Marriage Week in the state of Utah and encourages all Utahns to reflect on the importance of
             40      marriage generally, and their own marriages specifically, for the purpose of strengthening its
             41      influence, appeal, and affect.
             42          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to the S. [ Sutherland
             43      Institute
] Governor's Commission on Marriage .S

Legislative Review Note
    as of 2-2-05 5:04 PM

Based on a limited legal review, this legislation has not been determined to have a high
probability of being held unconstitutional.

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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