S. J. RES. 43
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
June 25, 2008
Mr. Wicker (for himself, Mr. Vitter, Mr. Craig, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Brownback, Mr. Allard, Mr. Thune, and Mr. Shelby) introduced the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage.
That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission by the Congress:
This article may be cited as the
Marriage Protection Amendment.
Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any State, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman.