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

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

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

Wayne Allard
Senator from Colorado
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Last Updated
May 18, 2006
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


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.

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.


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

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

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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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