Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie has eschewed a title for the state's upcoming anti-gay marriage amendment proposed by its Republican authors, TheUpTake.org reported.

The authors wanted their amendment, which goes before voters in the fall, to be titled, “Recognition of marriage solely between one man and one woman.”

However, state law provides that the Secretary of State “shall provide an appropriate title” for each constitutional amendment and further provides that “the title shall be approved by the attorney general.”

Ritchie selected and Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson approved the following title: “Limiting the status of marriage to opposite sex couples.”

The title is important because only the title and a brief description, not the entire amendment, will appear on the ballot.

The question will look like this: “LIMITING THE STATUS OF MARRIAGE TO OPPOSITE SEX COUPLES Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to provide that only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Minnesota?”

Governor Mark Dayton's supposedly symbolic vetoing of the amendment was used as reason for the change.

(Related: Governor Mark Dayton dreams Minnesota will reject gay marriage ban.)