Thaddeus McCotter on Gay Marriage

Last Updated : Sep 12, 2011

Summary

Congressman McCotter has not been vocal on the subject of marriage. However, his voting record shows strong support for the traditional definition of marriage. In 2004, and in 2006, Congressman McCotter voted in favor of the Constitutional amendment to define marriage. In 2004, he also voted in favor of the Marriage Protection Act. In addition to these votes, Congressman McCotter has co-sponsored all the pieces of legislation as well.

Voting Record

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

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

Thaddeus McCotter 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. Thaddeus McCotter voted in favor of the 2006 constitutional amendment attempt.

Thaddeus McCotter 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. Thaddeus McCotter voted in favor of the 2004 constitutional amendment attempt.

Thaddeus McCotter 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. Thaddeus McCotter voted in favor of the Marriage Protection Act.

Thaddeus McCotter 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.

Session-110; Bill Number-H R 724; Marriage Protection Act of 2007 - Cosponsor

To amend title 28, United States Code, to limit Federal court jurisdiction over questions under the Defense of Marriage Act.

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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