H.Res.359 - Providing that the House of Representatives disagrees with the majority opinion in Obergefell et al. v. Hodges, and for other purposes.114th Congress (2015-2016)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4] (Introduced 07/10/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/29/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.359 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/10/2015)
Declares that the House of Representatives: (1) disagrees with the Supreme Court's majority opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges and its holdings that the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution requires states to license marriages between same-sex couples and requires states to recognize same-sex marriages performed out-of-state; and (2) agrees with the four dissenting opinions, which uphold the traditional definition of marriage as a union between one man and one woman and the original meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Expresses the sense of the House that:
- the traditional definition of marriage is a union between one man and one woman;
- the majority opinion in Obergefell unconstitutionally and indefensibly distorts the definition of marriage;
- states may refuse to be bound by the holding in Obergefell;
- states are not required to license same-sex marriage or recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states; and
- individuals, businesses, churches, religious groups, and other faith-based organizations are encouraged, empowered, and protected to exercise their faith without fear of legal or government interference.