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

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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.