A bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and ensure respect for State regulation of marriage.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for California. Democrat.
Last Updated: Nov 10, 2011
Length: 4 pages
112th Congress (2011–2013)
This bill was introduced on November 10, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
32 Cosponsors (31 Democrats, 1 Independent)
What legislators are saying
“Senate Judiciary Committee Set To Vote On DOMA Repeal Bill Next Thursday”
— Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 3, 2011
“Cardin praises senate judiciary passage of bill to repeal doma”
— Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 10, 2011
Mar 16, 2011
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Nov 10, 2011
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
S. 598 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 598. This is the one from the 112th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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