H.R. 3313 (108th): Marriage Protection Act of 2004

Oct 16, 2003 (108th Congress, 2003–2004)
Died (Passed House)
John Hostettler
Representative for Indiana's 8th congressional district
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Sep 07, 2004
2 pages
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This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 22, 2004 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Oct 16, 2003
Referred to Committee Oct 16, 2003
Reported by Committee Jul 14, 2004
Passed House Jul 22, 2004
Full Title

To amend title 28, United States Code, to limit Federal court jurisdiction over questions under the Defense of Marriage Act.


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Jul 22, 2004 3:53 p.m.
Passed 233/194

48 cosponsors (46R, 2D) (show)

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7/22/2004--Passed House without amendment.
Marriage Protection Act of 2004 - Amends the Federal judicial code to deny Federal courts jurisdiction to hear or decide any question pertaining to the interpretation of: (1) the provision of the Defense of Marriage Act that provides that no State shall be required to give effect to any marriage between persons of the same sex under the laws of any other State; or (2) this Act.

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