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H.R.1116 Respect for Marriage Act, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jun 01, 2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution.

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  • 85% of users support H.R.1116

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    • Religious Action Center

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    • On May 12, 2011, by SignOfTheDollar - Personally, I think government at all levels need to get out of the marriage business. However, this Bill does at least allow the States to choose.

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      As noted by SignOfTheDollar, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 12, 2011, "Personally, I think government at all levels need to get out of the marriage business. However, this Bill does at least allow the States to choose."
    • On November 03, 2011, by MichaelDSP - Senate companion legislation - S. 598

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    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • **UPDATED** 132 House Dems Sign Amicus Brief in California ... - July 11, 2012 by Frenchy - Congressman Lynch has long opposed the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and is an original co-sponsor of H.R. 1116, the Respect for Marriage Act, which would repeal DOMA. We at Frenchy's House Party would like to ...

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      As noted by Frenchy on July 11, 2012, "Congressman Lynch has long opposed the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and is an original co-sponsor of H.R. 1116, the Respect for Marriage Act, which would repeal DOMA. We at Frenchy's House Party would like to ..." (/url?q=http://frenchyshouseparty.blogspot.com/2012/07/updated-132-house-dems-sign-amicus.html&sa=U&ei=izH_T524CKbs2gXRqMjBAg&ved=0CBsQmAEwAA&usg=AFQjCNH2uRKOSksWZF0Ne4H7kuIJEb5ydw)
    • **UPDATED** 132 House Dems Sign Amicus Brief in California ... - July 11, 2012 by Frenchy - Congressman Lynch has long opposed the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and is an original co-sponsor of H.R. 1116, the Respect for Marriage Act, which would repeal DOMA. We at Frenchy's House Party would like to ...

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      As noted by Frenchy on July 11, 2012, "Congressman Lynch has long opposed the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and is an original co-sponsor of H.R. 1116, the Respect for Marriage Act, which would repeal DOMA. We at Frenchy's House Party would like to ..." (/url?q=http://frenchyshouseparty.blogspot.com/2012/07/updated-132-house-dems-sign-amicus.html&sa=U&ei=SPL9T_exJoWq2gWQy9GODg&ved=0CBsQmAEwAA&usg=AFQjCNEex0FwoxLDftywMZkD5B7dASdjbg)
    • Freedom to Marry's federal team continues progress on Respect for ... - June 28, 2012 by http://www.freedomtomarry.org/ - In June, 7 new co-sponsors signed onto the House of Representatives' version of the Respect for Marriage Act, H.R. 1116, bringing the total number of co-sponsors on the House bill to 151. The Senate bill, S. 598, currently ...

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      As noted by http://www.freedomtomarry.org/ on June 28, 2012, "In June, 7 new co-sponsors signed onto the House of Representatives' version of the Respect for Marriage Act, H.R. 1116, bringing the total number of co-sponsors on the House bill to 151. The Senate bill, S. 598, currently ..." (/url?q=http://www.freedomtomarry.org/blog/entry/freedom-to-marrys-federal-team-continues-progress-on-respect-for-marriage-a/&sa=U&ei=izH_T524CKbs2gXRqMjBAg&ved=0CCYQmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNE3fJHh5tij-iHOjBdXvRg4YPObQg)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Is There a Libertarian Position on Same-Sex Marriage? - June 07, 2012 by Lewrockwell.com - The Respect for Marriage Act was introduced in the House (H.R.1116) by Jerrold Nadler. It has 146 cosponsors. It was introduced in the Senate by Dianne Feinstein (S.598). It has 32 cosponsors. The Respect for Marriage Act would repeal section 2 of the ...

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      As noted by Lewrockwell.com on June 07, 2012, "The Respect for Marriage Act was introduced in the House (H.R.1116) by Jerrold Nadler. It has 146 cosponsors. It was introduced in the Senate by Dianne Feinstein (S.598). It has 32 cosponsors. The Respect for Marriage Act would repeal section 2 of the ..." (http://lewrockwell.com/vance/vance292.html)
    • Broad Coalition Launched to Repeal Federal So-Called “Defense of Marriage Act” - February 02, 2012 by Common Dreams - The Respect for Marriage Act (H.R.1116 and S.598) enjoys broad support with a majority of Americans and has a record number of Congressional cosponsors with 136 in the House and 32 in the Senate. “Because of the ‘gay exception’ created by ...

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      As noted by Common Dreams on February 02, 2012, "The Respect for Marriage Act (H.R.1116 and S.598) enjoys broad support with a majority of Americans and has a record number of Congressional cosponsors with 136 in the House and 32 in the Senate. “Because of the ‘gay exception’ created by ..." (http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2012/02/02-1)
    • Broad Coalition Launched to Repeal Federal So-Called 'Defense of Marriage Act' - February 02, 2012 by Humanitarian News - ...that withholds federal protections and respect for legally married gay and lesbian couples. The Respect for Marriage Act (H.R.1116 and S.598) enjoys broad support with a majority of Americans and has a record number of Congressional cosponsors with 136

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      As noted by Humanitarian News on February 02, 2012, "...that withholds federal protections and respect for legally married gay and lesbian couples. The Respect for Marriage Act (H.R.1116 and S.598) enjoys broad support with a majority of Americans and has a record number of Congressional cosponsors with 136 " (http://humanitariannews.org/20120202/broad-coalition-launched-repeal-federal-so-called-defense-marriage-act)
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