H.R. 3396 (104th): Defense of Marriage Act


May 7, 1996
104th Congress, 1995–1996


Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 21, 1996

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 21, 1996.


Pub.L. 104-199


Bob Barr

Representative for Georgia's 7th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 10, 1996
Length: 2 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To define and protect the institution of marriage.

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Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 1999 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 29, 1996

S. 1740 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 8, 1996

What is a bill?

The “H.R.” in “H.R. 3396” means this is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


May 7, 1996
Reported by Committee
Jun 12, 1996
Passed House
Jul 12, 1996
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Passed Senate
Sep 10, 1996
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Enacted — Signed by the President
Sep 21, 1996


117 cosponsors (106R, 11D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Jul 12, 1996 1:35 p.m.
Failed 103/311
Jul 12, 1996 2:21 p.m.
Passed 342/67
Sep 10, 1996 2:42 p.m.
Bill Passed 85/14

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