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Titles (2)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Respect for Marriage Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and ensure respect for State regulation of marriage.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
06/26/2013Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date
07/15/2013Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
06/26/2013Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/26/2013Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (183)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Pelosi, Nancy [D-CA-12]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-13]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ-9]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Barber, Ron [D-AZ-2]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Becerra, Xavier [D-CA-34]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Bishop, Timothy H. [D-NY-1]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Braley, Bruce L. [D-IA-1]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-24]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Carney, John C., Jr. [D-DE-At Large]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Christensen, Donna M. [D-VI-At Large]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-14]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53]* 06/26/2013
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]* 06/26/2013
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6]* 06/26/2013
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]* 06/26/2013
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-21]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Dingell, John D. [D-MI-12]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Edwards, Donna F. [D-MD-4]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-20]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Hahn, Janice [D-CA-44]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Hanabusa, Colleen W. [D-HI-1]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Hanna, Richard L. [R-NY-22]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-17]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Horsford, Steven A. [D-NV-4]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-3]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-1]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-9]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Maffei, Daniel B. [D-NY-24]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA-5]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6]* 06/26/2013
Rep. McCarthy, Carolyn [D-NY-4]* 06/26/2013
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]* 06/26/2013
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7]* 06/26/2013
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Michaud, Michael H. [D-ME-2]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-11]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Negrete McLeod, Gloria [D-CA-35]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 06/26/2013
Rep. O'Rourke, Beto [D-TX-16]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Owens, William L. [D-NY-21]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-7]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI-14]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-13]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-27]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Sanchez, Loretta [D-CA-46]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Schwartz, Allyson Y. [D-PA-13]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Tierney, John F. [D-MA-6]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Tsongas, Niki [D-MA-3]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-33]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3]* 06/26/2013
Rep. Lujan Grisham, Michelle [D-NM-1] 06/27/2013
Rep. Murphy, Patrick [D-FL-18] 06/27/2013
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52] 07/10/2013
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] 07/10/2013
Rep. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL-8] 07/22/2013
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 08/02/2013
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17] 09/18/2013
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] 09/25/2013
Rep. Garcia, Joe [D-FL-26] 09/25/2013
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 10/02/2013
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] 11/12/2013
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-22] 01/15/2014
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5] 03/13/2014
Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5] 03/13/2014
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 07/17/2014
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] 09/08/2014
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2] 09/08/2014
Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] 09/11/2014
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 09/11/2014
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-16] 09/16/2014
Rep. Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [D-GU-At Large] 09/18/2014
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8] 11/12/2014
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1] 11/12/2014

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary06/26/2013 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice07/15/2013 Referred to

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Introduced in House (06/26/2013)

Respect for Marriage Act - Amends the Defense of Marriage Act to repeal a provision that prohibited a state, territory, possession, or Indian tribe from being required to recognize any public act, record, or judicial proceeding of any other state, territory, possession, or tribe respecting a same sex marriage.

Amends the federal rules of construction added by such Act concerning the definitions of "marriage" and "spouse" to provide that, for purposes of any federal law in which marital status is a factor, an individual shall be considered married if that individual's marriage is valid in the state where the marriage was entered into or, in the case of a marriage entered into outside any state, if the marriage is valid in the place where entered into and the marriage could have been entered into in a state. Removes the definition of "spouse" (currently, a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife).