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

Introduced:
Jun 28, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee on Jun 28, 2013
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted or passed
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This resolution was assigned to a congressional committee on June 28, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced
Jun 28, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Ratified by State Legislatures
 
Sponsor
Tim Huelskamp
Representative for Kansas's 1st congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jun 28, 2013
Length
2 pages
 
Summary

No summaries available.

 
Prognosis

0% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted or passed.

Only 21% of joint resolutions made it past committee and only about 7% were enacted or passed in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

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

House Judiciary

The Constitution and Civil Justice

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Notes

H.J.Res. stands for House joint resolution.

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.

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Library of Congress Summary

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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 or the constitution of any state from being construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents of marriage be conferred upon any other union.

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