Text: H.J.Res.45 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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112th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. J. RES. 45

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


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 3, 2011

Mr. Broun of Georgia (for himself, Mr. Akin, Mr. Barton of Texas, Mr. Walsh of Illinois, Mr. Johnson of Ohio, Mrs. Hartzler, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mr. Stutzman, Mr. Latta, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Garrett, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. Gingrey of Georgia, Mr. Gohmert, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Walberg, Mr. Benishek, Mr. Brooks, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, Mr. Neugebauer, and Mr. Westmoreland) 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), 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.”.