H.R. 724 (110th): Marriage Protection Act of 2007

Introduced:
Jan 30, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Dan Burton
Representative for Indiana's 5th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jan 30, 2007
Length
2 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1269 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 03, 2009

 
Status

This bill was introduced on January 30, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 30, 2007
Referred to Committee Jan 30, 2007
 
Full Title

To amend title 28, United States Code, to limit Federal court jurisdiction over questions under the Defense of Marriage Act.

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Cosponsors
53 cosponsors (52R, 1D) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

The Constitution and Civil Justice

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1/30/2007--Introduced.
Marriage Protection Act of 2007 - Amends the federal judicial code to deny federal courts jurisdiction to hear or decide any question pertaining to the interpretation of, or the validity under the Constitution, of the provision of the Defense of Marriage Act declaring that no state shall be required to give effect to any marriage between persons of the same sex under the laws of any other state.

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