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

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 7, 2004 (Referred to Senate Committee).


HR 3313 RFS

108th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3313

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 7, 2004

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


AN ACT

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

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Marriage Protection Act of 2004’.

SEC. 2. LIMITATION ON JURISDICTION.

    (a) In General- Chapter 99 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

‘Sec. 1632. Limitation on jurisdiction

    ‘No court created by Act of Congress shall have any jurisdiction, and the Supreme Court shall have no appellate jurisdiction, to hear or decide any question pertaining to the interpretation of, or the validity under the Constitution of, section 1738C or this section.’.

    (b) Amendments to the Table of Sections- The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 99 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

      ‘1632. Limitation on jurisdiction.’.

Passed the House of Representatives July 22, 2004.

Attest:

JEFF TRANDAHL,

Clerk.