H.J.Res. 51 (113th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage.


Jun 28, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on June 28, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Tim Huelskamp

Representative for Kansas's 1st congressional district



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About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

6/28/2013--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Marriage Protection Amendment - Defines marriage in the United States as consisting only of the union of a man and a woman. Prohibits either the U.S. Constitution ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jun 28, 2013

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This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 51”). 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.


58 cosponsors (56R, 2D) (show)
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