Grand Divisions

Tennessee Equality Project seeks to advance and protect the civil rights of our State’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and their families in each Grand Division.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Constitutional amendment to bar same-sex marriage introduced

Southern Voice is reporting that members of the U.S. House of Representatives have reintroduced the Federal Marriage Amendment or the "Marriage Protection Amendment." There are almost 30 cosponsors, but no one from Tennessee yet. The text reads:

    `Section 1. This article may be cited as the `Marriage Protection Amendment'.

    `Section 2. 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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