Jerry Moran on Gay Marriage

Last Updated : Aug 20, 2010

Summary

 

 

Campaign Website Statements

Family Values

During my time in Congress, I have worked to support Kansas communities and families, as well as protect the values and traditions that we hold dear.

As a member of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Caucus, I am committed to raising awareness of the millions of children around the world in need of safe, loving, and permanent families and to eliminate the barriers that hinder children from realizing their basic right to a family. I have the privilege of honoring Kansans who strive to improve the lives of children through adoption and foster care.

Parents should have the authority to decide what is best for their children. I believe that the government should be kept out of parental decisions regarding the upbringing and education of their children. I support legislation that would prohibit the federal or state government from infringing upon these sacred rights.

Family is the foundational institution of our nation and marriage is its cornerstone. I believe marriage should be between one man and one woman only. I supported the Defense of Marriage Act and have voted to amend the U.S. Constitution to define marriage as the union between one man and one 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. Jerry Moran voted against repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

Jerry Moran 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. Jerry Moran voted in favor of the 2006 constitutional amendment attempt.

Jerry Moran 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. Jerry Moran voted in favor of the 2004 constitutional amendment attempt.

Jerry Moran 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. Jerry Moran voted in favor of the Marriage Protection Act.

Jerry Moran voted in favor of the Marriage Protection Act.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-111; Bill Number-H J Res 37; Constitutional Amendment Defining Marriage - Cosponsor

Requires marriage in the United States to 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 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. Prohibits requiring any state to give effect to any public act, record, or judicial proceeding of any other state concerning a union between persons of the same sex that is treated as a marriage, or as having the legal incidents of marriage, under the laws of such other state.

Session-111; Bill Number-H J Res 37; Constitutional Amendment - Marriage Definition - Cosponsor

Requires marriage in the United States to 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 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. Prohibits requiring any state to give effect to any public act, record, or judicial proceeding of any other state concerning a union between persons of the same sex that is treated as a marriage, or as having the legal incidents of marriage, under the laws of such other state.

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