Text: H.J.Res.89 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)

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[H.J. Res. 89 Introduced in House (IH)]







110th CONGRESS
  2d Session
H. J. RES. 89

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


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 22, 2008

Mr. Broun of Georgia (for himself, Mr. Feeney, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Shimkus, 
Mr. Westmoreland, Mr. Walberg, Mr. Bilbray, Mr. Hoekstra, Mr. McCotter, 
Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mrs. Cubin, Mr. Akin, Mr. 
  Jones of North Carolina, Mr. Peterson of Pennsylvania, Mr. Hall of 
  Texas, Mr. Garrett of New Jersey, Mr. Brown of South Carolina, Mr. 
Goode, Ms. Foxx, Mr. Linder, Mr. Bartlett of Maryland, Mr. Souder, Mr. 
  Aderholt, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mr. Hayes, Mr. King of 
Iowa, and Ms. Fallin) introduced the following joint resolution; which 
             was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

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                            JOINT RESOLUTION


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

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 
States of America in Congress assembled   (two-thirds of each House 
concurring therein), That 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:

                              ``Article--

    ``Section 1. This article may be cited as the `Marriage Protection 
Amendment'.
    ``Section 2. 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.''.
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