S. 1999 (104th): Defense of Marriage Act


Jul 29, 1996
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Enacted as H.R. 3396 (companion bill)

Don Nickles

Senator from Oklahoma



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Last Updated: Jul 29, 1996
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H.R. 3396 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Sep 21, 1996

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Full Title

A bill to define and protect the institution marriage.

Summary (CRS)

7/29/1996--Introduced.Defense of Marriage Act - Amends the Federal judicial code to provide that no State, territory, or possession of the United States or Indian tribe shall be required to give ... Read more >

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Jul 29, 1996

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1999”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


23 cosponsors (22R, 1D) (show)
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H.R. 3396 (identical)

Enacted — Signed by the President
Sep 21, 1996

S. 1740 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 8, 1996

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