Retrieved July 1, As oftwelve states recognize same sex marriage see map. CWA did not support the language in the amendment because the second sentence is open to differing interpretations, and its drafters acknowledged that it was specifically worded so state legislators could create civil unions and domestic partnerships, because the CWA opposes any legal recognition of same-sex couples. Retrieved July 21, Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. A cloture motion on the motion to proceed was then presented in Senate. This article has been updated to include comment from the DNC.
No state constitutional amendment banning legal recognition of same-sex unions.
Hidden categories: Prohibits the Constitution or any State constitution, or State or Federal law from being construed to require that marital status or its legal incidents be conferred upon unmarried couples or groups. Constitutional Amendment - Federal Marriage Amendment - Declares that marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman.
First Restatement of Conflicts on Marriage and Legitimacy s.