There is one summary for H.Res.359. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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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.