H.J.Res. 39 (109th): Marriage Protection resolution


Mar 17, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on March 17, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Daniel Lungren

Representative for California's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 17, 2005
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About the resolution

Full Title

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

Summary (CRS)

3/17/2005--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Declares that marriage in the United States shall consist only of a legal union of a man and a woman.Prohibits any Federal or State court from having ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 17, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 39”). 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.


29 cosponsors (26R, 3D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

Related Bills
H.J.Res. 91 (Related)
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 11, 2006

S.J.Res. 1 (Related)
Marriage Protection Amendment

Failed Cloture
Last Action: Jun 7, 2006

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