Al Green on Gay Marriage

Last Updated : Aug 10, 2010

Summary

Congressman Green has shown support for gay marriage, including marching in the Houston Gay Pride parade. He has voted against constitutional amendments to define marriage as between one man and one woman, and against the Protection of Marriage Act.

 

March in the Gay Pride Parade

Voting Record

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

In 2010, the House voted to overturn the policy of don't ask, don't tell. Al Green voted in favor of repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

Al Green voted in favor of 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. Al Green voted against the 2006 constitutional amendment attempt.

Al Green voted against 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. Al Green voted against the 2004 constitutional amendment attempt.

Al Green voted against 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. Al Green voted against the Marriage Protection Act.

Al Green voted against the Marriage Protection Act.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

This representative has not been identified as sponsoring or cosponsoring significant legislation related to this title.

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