S. 2980 (111th): A bill to protect the democratic process and the right of the people of the District of Columbia to define marriage.


Feb 2, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 2, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Robert Bennett

Senator from Utah



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Last Updated: Feb 2, 2010
Length: 2 pages

About the bill

Summary (CRS)
2/2/2010--Introduced.Prohibits the government of the District of Columbia from issuing a marriage license to any couple of the same sex until the people of the District have the opportunity to ... Read more >
Related Bills

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H.R. 4430 (Related)
District of Columbia Referendum on Marriage Act of 2010

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 13, 2010

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The “S.” in “S. 2980” means this is a Senate bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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Feb 2, 2010


8 cosponsors (8R) (show)
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