Jeb Hensarling on Gay Marriage

Last Updated : Aug 09, 2010

Summary

Congressman Hensarling has voted in favor of a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between one man and one woman, and voted in favor of the Marriage Protection Act of 2004.

Voting Record

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

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

Jeb Hensarling 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. Jeb Hensarling voted in favor of the 2006 constitutional amendment attempt.

Jeb Hensarling 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. Jeb Hensarling voted in favor of the 2004 constitutional amendment attempt.

Jeb Hensarling 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. Jeb Hensarling voted in favor of the Marriage Protection Act.

Jeb Hensarling voted in favor of the Marriage Protection Act.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-111; Bill Number-H R 1269; Marriage Protection Act of 2009 - Cosponsor

Amends the federal judicial code to deny federal courts jurisdiction to hear or decide any question pertaining to the interpretation of, or the validity under the Constitution, of the provision of the Defense of Marriage Act declaring 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.

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.

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