S.J.Res. 43 (110th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage.

Introduced:
Jun 25, 2008 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Roger Wicker
Senator from Mississippi
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jun 25, 2008
Length
2 pages
Related Bills
H.J.Res. 89 (Related)
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 22, 2008

H.J.Res. 74 (Related)
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 19, 2007

 
Status

This resolution was introduced on June 25, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jun 25, 2008
Referred to Committee Jun 25, 2008
 
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Cosponsors
17 cosponsors (17R) (show)
Committees

Senate Judiciary

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Notes

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

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.

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Library of Congress Summary

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6/25/2008--Introduced.
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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