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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Last Updated: Jun 28, 2013
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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 ...

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What is a resolution?

The “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 51” means this is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress. 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.

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jun 28, 2013


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