Cynthia McKinney on Gay Marriage

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Voting Record

Constitutional Amendment

In 2006 and 2004, the House voted on adding a constitutional amendment to establish that marriage shall consist of one man and one woman. It sought to ensure that no measure enacted in one state could be enforced in another state. The measures failed in both 2006 and 2004 with the support of most Republicans and the opposition of most Democrats. Cynthia McKinney cast a "No Vote"

Defense of Marriage Act

The Defense of Marriage Act Amends the Federal judicial code to provide that no State, territory, or possession of the United States or Indian tribe shall be required to give effect to any marriage between persons of the same sex under the laws of any other such jurisdiction or to any right or claim arising from such relationship. Establishes a Federal definition of: (1) "marriage" as only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife; and (2) "spouse" as only a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or wife. The bill passed the house on roll call 316 in 1996 and eventually became US law. Cynthia McKinney voted against the Defense of Marriage Act.

Cynthia McKinney voted against the Defense of Marriage Act.


Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

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