About the bill
- Full Title
To include under Federal laws granting rights and responsibilities to married couples other couples in other legal unions similar to marriage, including domestic partnerships and civil unions.
- Summary (CRS)
7/25/2013--Introduced.Federal Benefits Equality Act - Declares that, in determining the meaning of any Act of Congress:(1) "marriage" includes a marriage, domestic partnership, civil union, or any other similar legal union ...
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The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.
Jul 25, 2013
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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2834”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
- Committee Assignments
The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.
There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.
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Civic Impulse. (2015). H.R. 2834 — 113th Congress: Federal Benefits Equality Act. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr2834
“H.R. 2834 — 113th Congress: Federal Benefits Equality Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 2013. December 1, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr2834>
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