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Key Votes

S J Res 1 - Same Sex Marriage Resolution - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Frank Lautenberg voted Nay (Cloture Vote) on this Legislation-Joint Resolution.

Read statements Frank Lautenberg made in this general time period.

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Family

Issues

Note

NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS APPROVAL IN EACH CHAMBER OF CONGRESS, AND RATIFICATION BY THREE-FOURTHS OF THE STATE LEGISLATURES WITHIN SEVEN YEARS OF THE DATE THE AMENDMENT WAS SUBMITTED.

Stage Details

Legislation-Joint Resolution - Cloture Not Invoked (Senate) (49-48) - (Key vote)

Title: Same Sex Marriage Resolution

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote on the motion to invoke cloture on a joint resolution proposing a constitutional amendment defining marriage as consisting of a man and a woman.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits individual states from recognizing marital status and/or legal benefits from any other unions other than that of a man and woman.

 

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: Same Sex Marriage Resolution

Sponsors

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

Co-sponsors

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