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.

Summary (CRS)

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 ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


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 is a Senate joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.J.Res.” in “S.J.Res. 1”). 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.


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

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

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