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H.J.Res. 32 (114th): Marriage Protection Amendment

The text of the resolution below is as of Feb 12, 2015 (Introduced). The resolution was not adopted.



1st Session

H. J. RES. 32


February 12, 2015

(for himself, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Palazzo, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mr. Hudson, Mr. Fleming, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Mr. Jones, Mr. Latta, Mr. Allen, Mr. Hultgren, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. Jody B. Hice of Georgia, Mr. Pittenger, Mr. Babin, Mr. Pearce, Mr. LaMalfa, Mr. Harris, Mr. Grothman, Mr. Gohmert, Mr. Flores, Mr. Walberg, Mr. Jordan, Mr. Rothfus, Mr. Neugebauer, Mr. Westerman, Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania, and Mr. Gibbs) introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage.


Short title

This joint resolution may be cited as the Marriage Protection Amendment.


Constitutional amendment

The following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:


Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any State, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman.