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

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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.

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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

What is a resolution?

The “S.J.Res.” in “S.J.Res. 1” means this is a Senate 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.

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 24, 2005
Reported by Committee
May 18, 2006
Failed Cloture in the Senate
Jun 7, 2006


32 cosponsors (32R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.

Jun 7, 2006 10:02 a.m.
Cloture Motion Rejected 49/48

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