H.R.3396 - Defense of Marriage Act104th Congress (1995-1996)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Barr, Bob [R-GA-7] (Introduced 05/07/1996)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 104-664|
|Latest Action:||09/21/1996 Became Public Law No: 104-199. (TXT | PDF) (All Actions)|
|Major Recorded Votes:||09/10/1996 : Passed Senate; 07/12/1996 : Passed House|
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Summary: H.R.3396 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/07/1996)
Defense of Marriage Act - Amends the Federal judicial code to provide that no State, territory, or possession of the United States or Indian tribe shall be required to give effect to any marriage between persons of the same sex under the laws of any other such jurisdiction or to any right or claim arising from such relationship.
Establishes a Federal definition of: (1) "marriage" as only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife; and (2) "spouse" as only a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or wife.