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Key Votes

S J Res 40 - Federal Marriage Amendment - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Pete Domenici, Jr. voted Yea (Cloture Vote) on this Legislation-Joint Resolution.

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Stage Details

Legislation-Joint Resolution - Cloture Not Invoked (Senate) (48-50) - (Key vote)

Title: Federal Marriage Amendment

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote on a motion to invoke cloture on an amendment to the Constitution to define a marriage as a union between one man and one woman.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits individual states from providing recognition of marital status and/or legal benefits to any other unions other than those consisting of one man and one woman (Sec. 2).
Note:

NOTE: INVOKING CLOTURE REQUIRES A 3/5 MAJORITY OF THE SENATE. IT IS NOT A VOTE ON THE PASSAGE OF THE PIECE OF LEGISLATION, BUT LIMITS FURTHER DEBATE TO 30 HOURS. CLOTURE IS TYPICALLY USED TO END A FILIBUSTER. A FAILED CLOTURE VOTE OFTEN PREVENTS THE LEGISLATION FROM EVER COMING TO A VOTE.

Legislation-Joint Resolution - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Federal Marriage Amendment

Sponsors

  • Wayne A. Allard (CO - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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