S. 1740 (104th): Defense of Marriage Act

A bill to define and protect the institution of marriage.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Overview

Introduced:

May 8, 1996
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Status:
Enacted as H.R. 3396 (companion bill)
Sponsor:

Don Nickles

Senator from Oklahoma

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: May 8, 1996
Length: 3 pages

See Instead:

H.R. 3396 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Sep 21, 1996

History

May 8, 1996
 
Introduced

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S. 1740 (104th) was a 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.

This bill was introduced in the 104th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1995 to Oct 4, 1996. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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