Mike Conaway on Gay Marriage

Last Updated : Aug 10, 2010

Summary

Congressman Conaway has stated that he supports the traditional definition of marriage, and has voted to support constitutional amendments to define marriage as between one man and one woman.

 

Official Website Statements

I also support a Constitutional amendment to defend the sanctity of marriage by defining and protecting marriage as a union of man and woman as husband and wife. To further this effort, I am an original cosponsor of the Marriage Protection Amendment.

 

Voting Record

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

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

Mike Conaway 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. Mike Conaway voted in favor of the 2006 constitutional amendment attempt.

Mike Conaway voted in favor of the 2006 constitutional amendment attempt.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-111; Bill Number-H R 2608; Marriage and DC - Cosponsor

Defines "marriage" for all legal purposes in the District of Columbia to mean the union of one man and one woman.

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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