A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage.
The resolution’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Colorado. Republican.
Last Updated: Jul 8, 2004
Length: 4 pages
108th Congress (2003–2004)
This resolution was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on July 14, 2004.
What legislators are saying
“excerpts from senator Inhofe's floor speech on gay marriage”
— Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 14, 2004
S.J.Res. 40 (108th) was a joint resolution in the United States Congress.
A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.
Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number S.J.Res. 40. This is the one from the 108th Congress.
This joint resolution was introduced in the 108th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 9, 2004. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Federal Marriage Amendment, S.J. Res. 40, 108th Cong. (2004).
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