To amend chapter 1 of title 1, United States Code, with regard to the definition of "marriage" and "spouse" for Federal purposes and to ensure respect for State regulation of marriage.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 14th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Feb 10, 2015
Length: 3 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on February 10, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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38 Cosponsors (38 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“This is a direct attack on our states' sovereignty”
— Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14] (Sponsor) on Jun 26, 2015
“Palmer on Same-Sex Marriage: SCOTUS, Follow Your Own Precedent”
— Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 28, 2015
“Weber Reintroduces State Marriage Defense Act”
— Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14] (Sponsor) on Feb 10, 2015
Jan 9, 2014
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 3829 (113th).
Feb 10, 2015
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H.R. 824 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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