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H.R. 824 (114th): State Marriage Defense Act of 2015

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

Randy Weber

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 14th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 10, 2015
Length: 3 pages
Feb 10, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 10, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


38 Cosponsors (38 Republicans)


Position statements

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

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Feb 10, 2015

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H.R. 824 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 824. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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