H.J.Res.51 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage.113th Congress (2013-2014)
Text: H.J.Res.51 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)
There is one version of the bill.
Introduced in House (06/28/2013)
[Congressional Bills 113th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.J. Res. 51 Introduced in House (IH)] 113th CONGRESS 1st Session H. J. RES. 51 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES June 28, 2013 Mr. Huelskamp (for himself, Mr. Broun of Georgia, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Jordan, Mr. Westmoreland, Mr. Pittenger, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. Barton, Mr. Gohmert, Mr. Brooks of Alabama, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Jones, Mr. Meadows, Mr. Pearce, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, Mr. Fleming, Mr. Neugebauer, Mr. Harris, Mr. Walberg, Mr. Palazzo, Mr. Shuster, Mr. Hall, Mr. Bridenstine, Mr. Schweikert, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Mr. Stockman, Mr. Hultgren, and Mr. Lankford) introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary _______________________________________________________________________ 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), SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This joint resolution may be cited as the ``Marriage Protection Amendment''. SEC. 2. 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: ``Article-- ``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.''.