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. Representative for California's 3rd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Mar 17, 2005
Length: 2 pages
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.
Mar 17, 2005
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H.J.Res. 39 (109th) was a joint resolution in the United States Congress.
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This joint resolution was introduced in the 109th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 9, 2006. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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