H.R.3567 - Respect for Marriage Act of 2009

To repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and ensure respect for State regulation of marriage. view all titles (2)

All Bill Titles

  • Short: Respect for Marriage Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Official: To repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and ensure respect for State regulation of marriage. as introduced.

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Introduced
 
House
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Senate
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President
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09/15/09
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Representative

Jerrold Nadler

D-NY

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OpenCongress Summary

Repeals provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act and states that, for the purposes of federal law, an individual shall be considered married if that individual's marriage is valid in the state where the marriage was entered into or.
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Official Summary

Respect for Marriage Act of 2009 - Amends the Defense of Marriage Act to repeal provisions allowing states, territories, possessions of the United States, or Indian tribes to give no effect to a public act, record, or judicial proceeding of any other such entity respecting a relationship be

Official Summary

Respect for Marriage Act of 2009 - Amends the Defense of Marriage Act to repeal provisions allowing states, territories, possessions of the United States, or Indian tribes to give no effect to a public act, record, or judicial proceeding of any other such entity respecting a relationship between persons of the same sex that is treated as a marriage under that entity's laws or a right or claim arising from such relationship. Amends the federal rules of construction added by such Act concerning the definitions of \"marriage\" and \"spouse\" to provide that, for purposes of any federal law in which marital status is a factor, an individual shall be considered married if that individual's marriage is valid in the state where the marriage was entered into or, in the case of a marriage entered into outside any state, if the marriage is valid in the place where entered into and the marriage could have been entered into in a state.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.3567

  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Advocates for Youth
  • Americans for Democratic Action
  • Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
  • Center for Inquiry
  • CenterLink
  • ...and 13 more. See all.

Organizations Opposing H.R.3567

  • National Organization for Marriage


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