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113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. J. RES. 51

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


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 28, 2013

Mr. Huelskamp (for himself, Mr. Broun of Georgia, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Jordan, Mr. Westmoreland, Mr. Pittenger, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. Barton, Mr. Gohmert, Mr. Brooks of Alabama, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Jones, Mr. Meadows, Mr. Pearce, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, Mr. Fleming, Mr. Neugebauer, Mr. Harris, Mr. Walberg, Mr. Palazzo, Mr. Shuster, Mr. Hall, Mr. Bridenstine, Mr. Schweikert, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Mr. Stockman, Mr. Hultgren, and Mr. Lankford) 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.

SECTION 1. Short title.

This joint resolution may be cited as the “Marriage Protection Amendment”.

SEC. 2. Constitutional amendment.

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:

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“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.”.