The Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA) is a proposed amendment to the United States ... Thirty states passed state constitutional amendments defining marriage as being ... power with regard to marriage, the United States Congress has occasionally .... Eight Republican Senators opposed or did not vote; four Democratic ...
Dec 16, 2012 ... Government cannot redefine what it did not create. ... If states have the power to limit marriage to relationships that are not too closely related by ...
Sep 6, 2016 ... The issue of what should constitute marriage has, of course, been ... allow Congress to claim this power, it will be extremely difficult to revoke it.
Yes, the federal government should have the power to define marriage. ... Since all states cannot agree on this, then it will have to be up to the federal ... Thus, as I see it, Congress has no right to attempt to dictate the definition of marriage to ...
Jul 11, 2013 ... Those cases will be added to at least 11 pending from New Jersey to Hawaii. ... the homosexual lobby and their allies in the press and in Congress may now ... has clearly established that the Full Faith and Credit Clause does not require a ... that grants the federal government the power to define marriage.
Oct 31, 2012 ... Whereas state courts do not have the power to modify state constitutions, ... In 1996 Congress passed DOMA, and President Clinton signed the bill into law. ... for the very first time, a uniform, federal definition of marriage.
Jan 14, 2014 ... Marriage, as a civil status that is largely controlled by state law, is a very valuable ... in view of the primary power of the states to define who may enter marriage, ... Congress has the power both to ensure efficiency in the ...
Feb 10, 2015 ... The Congress shall have power to make all laws which shall be ... William Higby) (“When we read this proposed amendment we will think it already ...... 810 (1972) (holding that a same-sex marriage ban does not violate the ...
C. Do Definitions Require an Enumerated Basis?................................. ... from the federal definition of marriage.4 The Court was entirely sensible not to ... See, e.g., Nick Rosenkranz, Congress Has Power to Define the Terms of. Its Own Statutes ...
Jun 27, 2013 ... What does this analysis mean for states that define marriage as between ... but recognizes that this is the “exercise of [the states'] sovereign power.” ... states have made equal in this area, the Congress cannot make unequal.