Charlie Rose on Gay Marriage
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. Charlie Rose voted in favor of the Defense of Marriage Act.
Charlie Rose voted in favor of the Defense of Marriage Act.
Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation
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