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

Introduced:
Jan 24, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Died (Failed Cloture)
See Instead:

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

Sponsor
Wayne Allard
Senator from Colorado
Party
Republican
Text
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Last Updated
May 18, 2006
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
H.J.Res. 88 (identical)

Failed House
Jul 18, 2006

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

 
Status

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.

Progress
Introduced Jan 24, 2005
Referred to Committee Jan 24, 2005
Reported by Committee May 18, 2006
Failed Cloture Jun 07, 2006
 
Full Title

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage.

Summary

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Votes
Jun 07, 2006 10:02 a.m.
Cloture Motion Rejected 49/48

 
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Notes

S.J.Res. stands for Senate joint resolution.

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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5/18/2006--Reported to Senate without amendment.
Constitutional Amendment - Marriage Protection Amendment - Declares that: (1) marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman; and (2) neither the U.S. Constitution nor the constitution of any state shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents of marriage be conferred upon any other union.

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