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Text of the Marriage Protection Act of 2009

This bill was introduced on March 3, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 3, 2009 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1269

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 3, 2009

(for himself, Mr. Carter, Mr. Akin, Mr. Hall of Texas, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Paul, Mr. Manzullo, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Alexander, Mr. Bartlett, Mr. Graves, Mr. Linder, and Mr. Poe of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

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

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Marriage Protection Act of 2009.

2.

Limitation on jurisdiction

(a)

In general

Chapter 99 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

1632.

Limitation on jurisdiction

No court created by Act of Congress shall have any jurisdiction, and the Supreme Court shall have no appellate jurisdiction, to hear or decide any question pertaining to the interpretation of, or the validity under the Constitution of, section 1738C of this section.

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(b)

Amendments to the table of sections

The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 99 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

1632. Limitation on jurisdiction.

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