S.J.Res. 1 (109th): Marriage Protection Amendment


Jan 24, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

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 June 7, 2006.


Wayne Allard

Senator from Colorado



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Last Updated: May 18, 2006
Length: 4 pages

See Instead:

H.J.Res. 88 (same title)
Failed House — Jul 18, 2006

About the resolution

Full Title

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.

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Jan 24, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 18, 2006
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 7, 2006
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

This page is about a 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.

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