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Shameful: So-Called ‘Marriage Protection Amendment’ Introduced in House

Post submitted by Eric Cameron, HRC Digital Media Specialist

Late Friday Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas) and 28 conservative cosponsors introduced a federal constitutional amendment in the House of Representatives, which would define marriage in the United States as the union of one man and one woman.

The proposed amendment would overturn laws in the 13 states and D.C. that currently have marriage equality and prevent any future same-sex marriages in any state.

Rep. Huelskamp attempted to defend the proposed amendment during an interview yesterday with David Gregory on Meet the Press, citing widely discredited research that children suffer from being raised in homes with same-sex parents.

HRC will strongly oppose any efforts by Congress to advance this so-called “Marriage Protection Amendment.” A constitutional amendment requires a two-thirds vote by both the House and Senate and then must be ratified by three-fourths of the states.

Visit hrc.org/supremecourt for the latest news on what the Supreme Court’s rulings on DOMA and Prop 8 mean for you and your family.

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