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

Introduced:
Jul 29, 1996 (104th Congress, 1995–1996)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

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

Sponsor
Don Nickles
Senator from Oklahoma
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jul 29, 1996
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3396 (identical)

Signed by the President
Sep 21, 1996

S. 1740 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 08, 1996

 
Status

This bill was introduced on July 29, 1996, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jul 29, 1996
Referred to Committee Jul 29, 1996
 
 
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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 effect to any marriage between persons of the same sex under the laws of any other such jurisdiction or to any right or claim arising from such relationship.
Establishes a Federal definition of:
(1) "marriage" as only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife; and
(2) "spouse" as only a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or wife.

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