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Text of Federal Marriage amendment

This resolution was introduced on May 15, 2002, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 15, 2002 (Introduced).

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HJ 93 IH

107th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. J. RES. 93

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

MAY 15, 2002

Mr. SHOWS (for himself, Mr. PHELPS, Mr. HALL of Texas, Mrs. MYRICK, Mrs. JO ANN DAVIS of Virginia, and Mr. CANNON) introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage.

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:

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    ‘SECTION 1. Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution or the constitution of any State, nor state or federal law, shall be construed to require that marital status or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon unmarried couples or groups.’.