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: May 18, 2006
Length: 4 pages
109th Congress (2005–2006)
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.
32 Cosponsors (32 Republicans)
Failed House — Jul 18, 2006
What legislators are saying
“Cornyn: Importante Preservar Matrimonio Tradicional”
— Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 8, 2006
“Cornyn: Important To Preserve Traditional Marriage”
— Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 7, 2006
Jan 24, 2005
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
May 18, 2006
A committee has voted to issue 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.
Jul 18, 2006
Companion Bill — Failed House
This activity took place on a related bill, H.J.Res. 88 (109th), possibly in lieu of similar activity on S.J.Res. 1 (109th).
S.J.Res. 1 (109th) 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. 1. This is the one from the 109th Congress.
This joint resolution was introduced in the 109th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 9, 2006. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
How to cite this information.
We recommend the following MLA-formatted citation when using the information you see here in academic work:
GovTrack.us. (2022). S.J.Res. 1 — 109th Congress: Marriage Protection Amendment. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/109/sjres1
“S.J.Res. 1 — 109th Congress: Marriage Protection Amendment.” www.GovTrack.us. 2005. December 4, 2022 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/109/sjres1>
Marriage Protection Amendment, S.J. Res. 1, 109th Cong. (2005).
|title=S.J.Res. 1 (109th)
|accessdate=December 4, 2022
|author=109th Congress (2005)
|date=January 24, 2005
|quote=Marriage Protection Amendment
Where is this information from?
GovTrack automatically collects legislative information from a variety of governmental and non-governmental sources. This page is sourced primarily from Congress.gov, the official portal of the United States Congress. Congress.gov is generally updated one day after events occur, and so legislative activity shown here may be one day behind. Data via the congress project.