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State Marriage Defense Act of 2015

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A bill to amend chapter 1 of title 1, United States Code, with regard to the definition of "marriage" and "spouse" for Federal purposes and to ensure respect for State regulation of marriage.


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02/10/2015Introduced in Senate

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02/10/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
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Senate Judiciary02/10/2015 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (02/10/2015)

State Marriage Defense Act of 2015

Prohibits, for purposes of determining the meaning of any Act of Congress or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of U.S. administrative bureaus and agencies as applied with respect to individuals domiciled in a state or in any other territory or possession of the United States: (1) the term "marriage" from including any relationship that the state, territory, or possession does not recognize as a marriage; and (2) the term "spouse" from including an individual who is a party to a relationship that is not recognized as a marriage by that state, territory, or possession.