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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.


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                    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

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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),

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:

                              ``Article--

    ``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.''.
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