Text of the Proposed Amendment

In January of 2005, Senator Wayne Allard (R-CO) introduced the Federal Marriage Amendment as S.J. Res. 1.  The Amendment reads:

""Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any State, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman.""

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