Steve King on Gay Marriage

Last Updated : Oct 09, 2010

Official Website Statements

Defending Marriage and Family

I support marriage between one man and one woman. Marriage is the building block of the family, of community and of society. I do not support allowing special legal rights based on sexual orientation. I believe the traditional American family, together with conservative values, forms the bedrock of our free society. States should not be forced to recognize the same-sex marriages of other states.

I believe the United States should pass a Constitutional amendment to defend the definition of marriage as the union between a man and a woman.

 

Voting Record

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

In 2010, the House voted to overturn the policy of don't ask, don't tell. Steve King voted against repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

Steve King voted against repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

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. Steve King voted in favor of the 2006 constitutional amendment attempt.

Steve King voted in favor of the 2006 constitutional amendment attempt.

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. Steve King voted in favor of the 2004 constitutional amendment attempt.

Steve King voted in favor of the 2004 constitutional amendment attempt.

Marriage Protection Act of 2004

The Marriage Protection Act of 2004 sought to ensure that no State shall be required to give effect to any marriage between persons of the same sex under the laws of any other State. Although the bill passed the house in roll call 410, it was not voted on in the US Senate. Steve King voted in favor of the Marriage Protection Act.

Steve King voted in favor of the Marriage Protection Act.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-111; Bill Number-H R 2608; Marriage and DC - Cosponsor

Defines "marriage" for all legal purposes in the District of Columbia to mean the union of one man and one woman.

Session-110; Bill Number-H J Res 22; Constitutional Amendment - Marriage Definition - Cosponsor

Declares that marriage in the United States shall consist only of a legal union of a man and a woman. Prohibits any federal or state court from having jurisdiction to determine whether the U.S. Constitution or any state constitution requires the legal incidents of marriage to be conferred upon any union other than a legal union between one man and one woman.

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