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[H.J. Res. 56 Introduced in House (IH)]







108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. J. RES. 56

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


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 21, 2003

  Mrs. Musgrave (for herself, Mr. Hall, Mr. McIntyre, Mr. Peterson of 
 Minnesota, Mrs. Jo Ann Davis of Virginia, and Mr. Vitter) 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 
within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:

                              ``Article --

    ``Section 1. Marriage in the United States shall consist only of 
the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution or the 
constitution of any State, nor state or federal law, shall be construed 
to require that marital status or the legal incidents thereof be 
conferred upon unmarried couples or groups.''.
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