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Federal Marriage Amendment, Constitutional Language Proposed by Rep. Marilyn Musgrave

By |2004-02-27T09:00:00-05:00February 27th, 2004|Uncategorized|

Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-Colo.) has introduced proposed language, which is called the Federal Marriage Amendment and is backed by key conservative groups. White House spokesman Scott McClellan told reporters today that the Musgrave amendment “meets some of the principles” the president has talked about. Following is the text of Musgrave’s proposed amendment:

Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution or the constitution of any State, nor state or federal law, shall be construed to require that marital status or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon unmarried couples or groups.

To become part of the Constitution, an amendment must be passed by a two-thirds majority in both houses of Congress and ratified by legislatures or constitutional conventions in three-quarters of states. The president cannot veto a constitutional amendment.

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