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                                                       Calendar No. 620
108th CONGRESS
  2d Session
S. J. RES. 40

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


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                              July 7, 2004

  Mr. Allard (for himself, Mr. Brownback, Mr. Cochran, Mr. Enzi, Mr. 
Fitzgerald, Mr. Frist, Mr. Hatch, Mrs. Hutchison, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Kyl, 
 Mr. Lott, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Miller, Mr. Santorum, Mr. Sessions, Mr. 
Shelby, Mr. Talent, Mr. Crapo, and Mr. Craig) introduced the following 
            joint resolution; which was read the first time

                              July 8, 2004

            Read the second time and placed on the calendar

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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. SHORT TITLE.

    ``This Article may be cited as the `Federal Marriage Amendment'.

``SECTION 2. MARRIAGE AMENDMENT.

    ``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.''.




                                                       Calendar No. 620

108th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                             S. J. RES. 40

_______________________________________________________________________

                            JOINT RESOLUTION

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

_______________________________________________________________________

                              July 8, 2004

            Read the second time and placed on the calendar

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